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4 Cooling Centers. 3-Digit Heat Wave. 1 Small Comfort

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Pandemics and triple-digit heat waves don't mix well, but here we are.

The hottest spots are the usual locations — the inland valleys of Santa Clarita, San Fernando and San Gabriel — and the Coachella Valley, where it's currently 117 degrees.

A gradual cooldown starts tomorrow. And by Wednesday, most temperatures will return to summer normals.

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Cooling centers are open today and tomorrow in Sherman Oaks, Northridge and Compton at some senior and adult centers. Fair warning: with most indoor public spots closed due to the pandemic, capacity is likely to be limited.

If there's any consolation it's this: meteorologist Miguel Miller with the National Weather Service says there's no need for a red flag warning:

"The nice thing that we don't have is wind, so that any fire that gets started should be able to get knocked down pretty quick since the wind won't be pushing it into places it shouldn't go."


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