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That Coming Heat Wave Is Actually Going To Be Even Worse Next Week

Heat waves rise and distort Hollywood Boulevard during a major heat wave in Southern California in late June 2013. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles, as we reported earlier this week, is about to get hit with its first heat wave of the year. Our friends at the National Weather Service had initially predicted that the hottest temperatures were to be expected between Thursday and Sunday of this week... But now it looks the city will actually cool down a few degrees on Sunday—before temperatures get even hotter through the first half of next week.

National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Fisher told LAist that the highs for Friday and Saturday will be in the low 90s inland, with parts of the west San Fernando Valley expected to get even hotter (Woodland Hills could see temperatures up to a 100°). The beaches, however, will remain relatively cool while the rest of the city bakes, which is probably why that crappy one-bedroom in Santa Monica you keep driving past longingly costs so damn much to rent.

After "a quick little peak" on Friday and Saturday, temperatures will climb back down a few degrees on Sunday, before getting even warmer on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Fisher. "In some areas, these will be our warmest numbers so far this year," he said. On Monday, Angelenos can expect highs in the low 80s in downtown and central L.A., and highs in the low 90s in the valleys. Tuesday and Wednesday will see highs in the mid 80s downtown, and temperatures up to the upper 90s in the valleys. The beaches, in case you were wondering, will remain in the mid 70s.

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In tangentially related news, we are really enjoying the Twitter friendship that has emerged between the National Weather Service and the Los Angeles Fire Department:

Government agencies, they're just like us.