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Heat Wave Expected To Hit Los Angeles This Week

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Don't put your AC units away just yet (Photo by Konstantin Sutyagin via Shutterstock)
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The Halloween rain has ended and now it's just going to get hot again. A heat wave is expected to bump temps into the 90s come midweek. It might seem cool now, but some areas of So Cal will be back in the 90s by Wednesday, L.A. Times reports. Peak temperatures will hit downtown, the San Fernando Valley and the SGV Wednesday and Thursday.

And despite the waterlogged Halloween, it'll be dry again as well as windy, and fires are a possibility. The anticipated winds are being described as "Santa Ana-like."

The reason it's typically so hot come fall in Los Angeles has to do with storms in the Pacific Northwest. As they move east, they leave cool air in their wake. This air fills up the Great Basin between the Rocky and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. When the Great Basin overflows, the compressed air spills down the mountainsides, increasing in both heat and speed. This results in us being on the receiving end of hot winds.

So pull out your swimsuits and enjoy the pools that are still open one last time before Thanksgiving.