“An upper level ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend, setting the stage for an extended period of heat for Southwestern California,” the National Weather Service said in a statement. “Afternoon temperatures will begin to climb today and Saturday as the onshore flow will be very weak.”
Temperatures will be 15-20 degrees above normal for this time of year, NWS Meteorologist Joe Sirard said. What the NWS calls a “decent heat wave” began Thursday.
“There is going to be some triple-digit heat Friday into Saturday and more widespread on Sunday,” when some record or near-record highs are forecast, Sirard said.
Be sun smart
- Avoid going out between 11am-4pm
- Seek shade
- Drink plenty of water and not alcohol or coffee.
- Avoid strenuous activities when it’s hot.
- Wear sun hat, sun glasses, sun protective clothing
- Use broad spectrum sun screen on exposed skin
- Do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles, which can quickly turn into virtual ovens.
- Provide pets with plenty of shade and water.