LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Cooling centers will be open across the Southland Thursday to help residents cope with excessive heat.
Temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees, as a monsoonal flow brings both heat and humidity to Southern California.
The UV index will be at a 10 Thursday, which means those with fair skin can burn after just four minutes outside.
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.
Temperatures aren’t expected to drop until the middle of next week.
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