(This Week Is Like A) Heat Wave
If you're feeling down about missing out on summer this year, don't worry; a heat wave is coming to help you feel normal!
This week, temperatures could reach 90 degrees at the beaches, 105 degrees in Antelope Valley, and 100 degrees in the valleys and foothills.
The warm weather is expected to peak on Thursday. Experts predict that previous heat records might be broken in Lancaster, Palmdale and Paso Robles, among other places.
🌶 With the hot temps this week, here's where we may break record high temps.— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) May 24, 2020
Mon: Camarillo & Paso Robles
Tues: Palmdale, Sandberg, Santa Maria & Paso Robles
Wed: Lancaster, Palmdale, Sandberg & Paso Robles
Thur: Sandberg & Paso Robles pic.twitter.com/YqlgArbnqh
An excessive heat warning has been issued for Antelope Valley from Tuesday through Thursday.
Here is the latest 500 mb GFS height pattern Mon-Thu indicating an "Omega Block" which is an amplified ridge over the SW states between 2 cutoff lows bringing an extended period of triple digit heat across the Southwest. Cooling expected next weekend. #cawx #SoCal #LAwether pic.twitter.com/ERms8ojKMT— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) May 24, 2020
In preparation for the high temperatures, L.A. County is planning on opening eight cooling centers from noon to 6 p.m. for those days.
- Ruben F. Salazar Park: 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles
- Valleydale Park: 5525 N. Lake Ellen Ave., Azusa
- El Cariso Community Regional Park: 13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar
- Loma Alta Park: 3330 Lincoln Ave., Altadena
- Jackie Robinson Park: 8773 E Avenue R, Littlerock
- Stevenson Ranch Library: 25950 The Old Rd., Stevenson Ranch
- Quartz Hill Library: 5040 West Ave. M-2, Quartz Hill
- Grace T. Black Auditorium: 3130 Tyler Ave., El Monte
The National Weather Service recommends that residents limit outdoor activity, drink plenty of water and wear lightweight clothing.
WE HAVE SOME TIPS
- That Time It Was So Hot In LA You Could Cook A 3-Course Meal In Your Car. So We Did
- How To Survive The Heat In LA: Hacks And Tips For Staying Cool Without Air Conditioning