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Triple-Digit Heat Will Continue Through Mid-Week For Parts Of The Southland

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We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but we also feel a sense of duty when it comes to heat-wave notifications.

So here it goes: the oppressive triple-digit heat you've felt since Sunday will be around for a couple more days. Initially, we'd reported that the heat would peak on Monday, but now CBS 2 reports that temperatures "well into the triple digits" are expected through Wednesday for the Santa Clarita, San Fernando, and Antelope valleys. The same goes for the foothills and the San Gabriel Mountains at lower elevations. On Friday the Department of Public Health declared a high heat alert for those areas that will be in effect till Wednesday. The department also said that the "alert may be extended if weather conditions do not improve." Nooo.

According to The Weather Channel, areas closer to L.A. should be exempt from triple-digit heat, but the highs will still hover around the 90s. Pasadena, for example, will peak today at 98, then taper off to 95 on Wednesday. And things should be even more milder as you head west. L.A. will be in the high 80s through mid-week, and Culver City will have it nice and easy in the low 80s.

The National Weather Service said that the heat wave is the result of a upper-level high-pressure system combined with a weakening onshore flow, reports Fox 11. A fire watch will remain in effect through Wednesday for areas seeing high-heat.

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Of course, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are always a threat in these conditions. The DPH says that you should seek medical attention if you exhibit heavy sweating, pale and clammy moist skin, extreme weakness or fatigue, muscle cramps, headache, dizziness or confusion, nausea or vomiting, fast and shallow breathing, and fainting.

In other news, all this heat is exacerbating our smog problem, which is a detriment to our collective health. Again, we hate to be the bearers of bad news. Anyway, here's a video to help cool you down: