L.A. County Faces 96 Hours of Scorching Temps in Heat Wave, Forecasters Warn

Health officials issued a heat alert for Los Angeles County’s inland valleys Monday, warning that a multiday heat wave expected for Southern California this week will put the community’s most vulnerable residents at risk.

Stefano Alippi, dressed up as Freddy Krueger, cools off on Hollywood Boulevard during a heat wave in July 2018. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Stefano Alippi, dressed up as Freddy Krueger, cools off on Hollywood Boulevard during a heat wave in July 2018. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

While temperatures aren’t expected to be quite as blistering as they were during a heat wave that shattered records two weekends ago, the one expected this week will last longer and reach from the San Gabriel Valley and high desert to the coast, the National Weather Service said.

“It’s not going to cool off at night. Just 96 hours of hot temperatures,” warned meteorologist Andrew Rorke. “If you can survive to the weekend you might get a little relief.”

Monday could be up to 8 degrees warmer than it was Sunday, Rorke said. It’s expected to be 92 degrees in downtown Los Angeles and 105 degrees in Woodland Hills. The heat wave will peak Tuesday and Wednesday when temperatures will hit 94 each day downtown and 107 in Woodland Hills, respectively, Rorke said.

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