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Extreme Heat Sets Records In Southland On Saturday

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Extreme heat hit Southern California on Saturday, as temperatures set records in some areas.

Cities setting records on Saturday included Palm Springs at 122 degrees, Indio at 121 degrees and Riverside at 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

An excessive heat warning had been issued for several areas from Saturday morning through Sunday evening.

The affected areas included the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, as well as the valleys of the Inland Empire.

There were also excessive heat warnings for the mountain areas in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

A marine layer spared the coast from the most extreme heat, but temperatures were still in the 80s.

The extreme heat will continue on Sunday.

Authorities urged people to drink plenty of water and reschedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evening hours.

Pets should also be kept indoors or in shady areas. Children and pets should never be left in cars.

L.A. County has 89 cooling centers that are open to help residents beat the heat.

For cooling center locations, call the L.A. County Information line at 211, or view an interactive map here: http://www.goo.gl/ZDQER.

Get more information on heat waves and heath dangers here: http://lacoa.org/PDF/ESP_FocusSheet_Heatwave_0710.pdf.

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