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Hot Weekend on Approach, Beaches Likely to Get Busy Again

Will it be a madhouse at the beaches this weekend? This photo was taken last year this weekend | Photo by Jonathan Alcorn via LAist Featured Phots on Flickr
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With temperatures reaching above 90--even above 100--degrees from downtown to the valleys and beyond, public health officials are warning the public to take note and not act dumb. “While people don’t need to be told it’s hot outside, they do need to be reminded how to take care of themselves, children, the elderly, and their pets when the weather gets hotter,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer in a statement today. “When temperatures are high, prolonged sun exposure may cause
dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in closed vehicles, even with the windows ‘cracked,’ because temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.”

The National Weather Service says temperatures along the coast this weekend will be i the mid to upper 70s, but creep into the low 80s. Going inland and temps will climb into the 90s or head to the valleys and you may be experiencing the 100s. "We're out of June gloom and into a more typical summer pattern," explained Todd Hall of the Weather Service. He says this is normal for this time of year.

Last weekend, the beaches got some good action.