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It's Going To Be Pretty Toasty This Weekend ☀️
It's August, so hot weather should be the norm. But excuse us for complaining, because it's been particularly bad this year, what with the heat dome, a raging wildfire that charred 38,000 acres, and dangerous air quality that is exacerbated by both the fires and the heat.
So let us indulge in a bit of self-pity and groan over the fact that another heat wave is approaching this weekend. It's not all that bad, actually, for cities that are closer to the shore. Malibu will see a high of 78 degrees. And, according to the Weather Channel, downtown Los Angeles won't get any worst than the low 90s.
It's a different story, however, if you go further inland. In Pasadena and Alhambra, which are not so far removed from downtown, temps will hover around the high 90s and low 100s for the weekend, and will peak on Monday in the triple-digits. Even further out east, the Pomona area is expected to peak at 104 degrees on Tuesday. Up north, Lancaster will see searing temperatures that'll stay around 105 degrees from Saturday through Wednesday.
While the National Weather Service is predicting high heat for the Southland, they have not yet issued a weather advisory. Common sense dictates that we should plan accordingly, however. Here's a little PSA from the NWS that was put out when we were facing the nefarious heat dome: