A heat wave is expected to hit Southern California over the next few days, driving temperatures above 100 degrees in some inland locations.
Forecasters have issued an excessive heat warning for the Antelope Valley from 11 a.m. Tuesday through 7 p.m. Thursday. Temperatures are expected to climb to between 100 and 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
A building high-pressure ridge will bring possible record-breaking temperatures to several inland areas of Southern California, forecasters said. The region’s coasts will remain much cooler, but are expected to have above average highs.
Officials are warning that heat-related illnesses, especially for the elderly and very young, are possible with hotter weather.
A list of Los Angeles County cooling centers can be found on the LACounty.gov website.
People should limit outdoor activities during the hottest hours of the day and wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing.
The Weather Service also reminded the public to drink plenty of water and to never leave children or pets in a hot car.