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Guys, The Heat Wave Won't Be Letting Up Until At Least Wednesday

Venice Beach during a heat wave (Photo by Jonathan Alcorn via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Get ready for a few more days of this hot, insufferable weather. The Department of Health said today that the heat wave is expected to continue until at least Wednesday.

The heat alert was issued for the areas of the Los Angeles Basin, and the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys. The National Weather Service (NWS) said that temperatures were expected to rise from 100 to 110 degrees today and Tuesday in the valleys, Ventura counties and Santa Monica Mountains, City News Service reported. Downtown will hit a high of 97 today.

On Sunday, Los Angeles faced high 90s and the San Fernando Valley reached low 100s, according to the L.A. Times. Even Mt. Washington had a high of 106 degrees yesterday.

It'll be a dry one as well with humidity levels in the single digits. Stay hydrated and cool. If you suspect someone is suffering from heat stroke, contact 9-1-1. Also, here are some tips on how to deal with a heat stroke and how to recognize symptoms of one. If you need to get some relief from the scorching heat, here's a map of the cooling centers and public pools in Los Angeles County.

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"Never, ever leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles, even for a short period of time with the windows cracked open," the NWS warned.