STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — After several days of temperatures below average, the tide is turning.
We will start with some warmer weather today. Slightly above average with a smaller marine layer. Inland temperatures will reach the 90s.
A strong ridge of high pressure will intensify over the next few days that will bring possibly record breaking heat to our inland communities. You can expect Valleys to approach 100 tomorrow and by Friday we will be surpassing the century mark.
The high desert especially will be roasting with daytime highs over the weekend at 110 to 112 degrees.
An excessive heat watch has been issued for the Inland Empire and lower elevations of mountain communities.
And just for fun…the forecasted high for Death Valley on Saturday and Sunday is 127 and 129 respectively. The warmest temperature ever recorded on earth was in Death Valley at 134 degrees back in 1913.
Right now, it might be a touch cooler for the 4th…but it’s a little too early to tell.
Basin – low 80s
Beaches – low 70s
Valleys – low 90s
Mountains – low 80s
Deserts – upper 90s