Triple-digit heat this weekend in parts of Southern California

Parts of Southern California are experiencing a scorching hot weekend, especially in inland valleys and deserts, where temperatures are expected to stay in the triple digits.

The National Weather Service has issued a Overheating warning through Sunday night for the Coachella Valley, San Gorgonio Pass and the San Diego County desert, where highs are expected to surpass 110 degrees.

Much of northeastern Los Angeles County, including the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, could also hit 100-year highs, with weather officials warning of about medium to high temperature risk for that area, especially on Saturdays.

Joe Sirard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, said a high pressure peak in the upper layer is keeping the coast fairly warm. Some thunderstorms could roll over northeast LA County, especially in the mountains, Friday afternoon, but otherwise the high-pressure system will send temperatures soaring.

“Temperatures will be hottest on Saturday and Sunday,” Sirard said. “[Friday] It’ll be a few degrees cooler, but it’s still hot. “

Sirard said the highs in the Antelope Valley will hit 107 on Saturday, with parts of the San Fernando Valley – including Woodland Hills and Chatsworth – also soaring into the 100s.

Inland Orange County, including Anaheim and Yorba Linda, will hit 90s highs, said Tyler Salas, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego, Tyler Salas, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego. from the National Weather Service in San Diego.

Salas said San Bernardino could hit 103 degrees on Saturday, and Riverside will push 100 degrees over the weekend. The Coachella Valley, which is under heat warning, will top the hottest temperatures in the region, with peaks in Palm Springs expected to hit 113 degrees on Saturday and surrounding areas could reach 116 degrees.

Sirard said it gets much cooler closer to the ocean, with coastal cities still around in the ’70s. But highs are predicted in the ’80s for downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach.

That trend will also be true in Orange County, meaning the first days of the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, which opens on Friday, won’t be too stuffy.

“It’s pretty typical for July: hot inland, cooler on the coast,” Sirard said.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-15/triple-digit-heat-this-weekend-in-parts-of-southern-california Triple-digit heat this weekend in parts of Southern California

Edmund DeMarche

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