Heat wave forecast to hit L.A. area over Labor Day weekend

Temperatures are expected to hit triple digits in some areas of Southern California this week as a heatwave engulfs the region — just in time for Labor Day weekend.

Temperatures are forecast to be a sweltering 10 to 15 degrees above average from Wednesday through September 5, according to Mike Wofford, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

Downtown LA mercury is expected to peak in the mid-90s, and range between 100 and 110 degrees in the San Fernando and Antelope valleys during that timeframe. At the same time, the humidity is expected to drop significantly, which increases the risk of fire.

“This is our hottest season,” Wofford said. “When we get big heat waves, that’s very typical when we see them.”

Sunday was a cooler than normal August day in the Southland, with temperatures ranging in the mid to high 70’s. But the brief respite from the heat is likely to be interrupted by a strong high-pressure system moving into the Southwest earlier this week.

“We also have a much weaker current on land,” Wofford said, “which usually brings us a cool sea breeze.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-28/heat-wave-forecast-southern-california-weather-labor-day-weekend Heat wave forecast to hit L.A. area over Labor Day weekend

Alley Einstein

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