Get Ready, LA: Another Heat Wave Is Coming And It Could Break More Records
Keep your fans and sunblock handy, people. There's another heat wave coming our way and it could bring more record-breaking temperatures. But weather experts say it likely won't be as intense as that last one.
Thermometers will start rising across Southern California this weekend, but the real heat begins Monday and lasts through that Thursday.
Coastal areas will be in the high 80s to mid-90s. The valleys and mountain areas will see temperatures from the mid-90s all the way up to 106 degrees. And the Antelope Valley could reach 110.
A long duration heat wave with record-breaking temperatures is possible next week for much of southwestern California. There is the potential for high heat risk mainly for interior locations including the valleys and mountains Monday through at least Thursday. #cawx #LAWeather pic.twitter.com/EqVaeknpNn— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) July 20, 2018
So it'll be plenty hot, but probably not as bad as the heat wave that baked us to a crisp a couple weeks ago, according to meteorologist Stuart Seto with the National Weather Service.
"The difference mainly is the fact that the offshore winds are not going to be as strong during that time," Seto said.
An excessive heat watch is in effect from Monday morning through Thursday evening of next week for most of L.A., Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the NWS said. L.A. County's public health department also issued a heat alert for Monday and Tuesday of next week.
🚨#HeatAlert issued for #LACounty starting Monday 7/23— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) July 20, 2018
📰Details in #PressRelease: https://t.co/y9luJ5qnLr
😓Prepare now to avoid heat-related illness
🐕Check on neighbors, pets & kids
❄️Go to a Cooling Center: https://t.co/JLd1Xcyi6R #LAHeat #HeatWave2018 pic.twitter.com/i8czxv0iD4
The last heat wave was a doozy, breaking both high temperature and electricity use records in Los Angeles. That led to an epic fail for the region's power grid, leaving more than 100,000 homes without power during the blazing weekend.