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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Cooling centers will be open across the Southland Thursday to help residents cope with excessive heat.

Temperatures are expected to top 104 degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley, where humidity levels will also be extremely low.

The UV index will be at a 10 across the Southland, which means those with fair skin can burn after just four minutes outside.

Thursday is expected to be the hottest day of the week, but Wednesday was also a scorcher with temperatures in the Antelope Valley hitting 102 degrees.

Health experts recommend staying indoors with the air conditioner on, wearing light, loose-fitting clothes and hydrating frequently.

If you do need to go outside, wear sunscreen, a hat, and watch for any signs of heat stroke or exhaustion.

For a complete list of cooling centers, click here.

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