Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Labor Day weekend is going to be a hot weekend in Southern California, with temperatures reaching triple digits in some areas of the valley.
Downtown Los Angeles should hit a high of around 89 on Saturday, followed by 92 on Sunday and 90 on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
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It gets a little hotter in Pasadena with highs of 96, 97 and 95.
In the San Fernando Valley, the Woodland Hills heat up to 102 on Saturday, followed by highs of 106 and 104.
Santa Clarita will hit highs of 96 on Saturday before heating up to 103 on both Sunday and Monday.
In Antelope Valley, it will be 97 Saturday in Lancaster, then 103 on Sunday and 105 on Labor Day, according to NWS.
The Los Angeles County health official issued a heat alert for the West San Fernando Valley on Sunday and Monday and a heat alert for the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys on Monday.
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“High temperatures are not only uncomfortable, they can be dangerous and even fatal. But we can protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors if we take steps to stay cool and hydrated, ”said Dr. Muntu Davis. “It is vitally important never to leave children, the elderly or pets unattended in homes without air conditioning, and especially in vehicles, even with the windows ‘cracked’ or open, as temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.
“If you have an elderly or frail neighbor who doesn’t have air conditioning, check them out all day.”
In Orange County, Santa Ana is forecast to have highs of 92, 88, and 87 over the three-day weekend, and Fullerton is projected to have highs of 95, 92, and 90.
The sky will be mostly clear with minimal low morning clouds for the long weekend.
Weather forecasters said a high pressure ridge over central California will dominate the area, reducing relative humidity and creating bone-dry conditions.
The high temperatures, combined with the extremely low humidity, will create critical fire weather conditions over the valleys, mountains and deserts of Southern California through Tuesday.
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A gradual cooling trend is expected to begin across Southland on Tuesday, with highs going back to the 1980s.