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Southern California Enters Day 7 Of Continuing Heat Wave

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Inland and valley areas will bake in triple-digit heat Sunday as the Southland’s heat wave enters its seventh day.

Cooling centers are expected to be open across the San Fernando Valley where temperatures are forecast to top 104 degrees.

Exercising in extreme heat can be dangerous. Health professionals recommend doing any strenuous activity when the sun is low.

Additionally, residents are urged to avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other tips include avoiding hot, heavy meals with protein and using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.

Kaj Goldberg, meteorologist for CBS2 and KCAL9, forecasts afternoon temperatures for the Basin at 92 degrees; 105 in the valleys; 107 in the high deserts and 80s at the beaches.

After the morning burn off, temperatures along the coast are forecast to drop to the mid-to-upper 70s.

Goldberg says the mountains have a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms with temperatures in the mid-80s.

The National Weather Forecast predicts cooler weather by midweek with most San Fernando and San Gabriel valley areas topping out in the 90s.

For a list of free cooling centers, visit our Beat the Heat section. For heat help call 211 or (800) 339-6993.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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