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Take Cover! SoCal Heat Wave Will Linger Through Tuesday

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After a rainy winter and mostly mild spring, blazing heat has returned to Southern California. The hot, dry conditions that showed up this past weekend will continue through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are expected to hit from 90 degrees up into the low 100s inland and into the 80s along the coast, forecasters said.

"The hot conditions will result in an increased risk of heat-related illnesses, especially for the homeless, the elderly, infants, outdoor workers and those participating in outdoor activities," NWS officials said.

Low, gusty offshore winds will also increase the risk of brush fires, as yesterday's blaze and evacuation at Six Flags Magic Mountain showed.

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To beat the heat, NWS officials remind the public to drink plenty of water, stay out of the midday sun, exercise in the early morning or late evening, and don't be the jerk that leaves pets or people in a parked car.

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