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Angelenos Face Another Day Of Sweltering Temperatures

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Angelenos Sunday faced another day of record or near record temperatures amid an ongoing heat wave affecting several western states.

The National Weather Service (NWS) canceled an excessive heat warning at 3:30 p.m. for the Los Angeles County valleys and downtown. That warning, however, remained in effect for the Antelope Valley, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, through Monday morning.

CBS2 Meteorologist Kaj Goldberg predicted that afternoon temperatures would climb to 110 degrees in the valleys; 113 in the desert; and 96 in the Los Angeles Basin. Temperatures along the coast were expected to reach the upper 70s.

And as KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reported, the excessive heat conditions raised concerns over potential fire dangers.

“These high temperatures are a. drying out the fuels or out making them really ready to burn and the humidity will be quite low,” National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorologist Andrew Rourke told Mertz. “Only good thing about it is we don’t have a lot of wind.”

The NWS said the high temperatures also posed a health hazard, especially for the elderly, the young, and those with existing health conditions.

Click here for a list of LA County cooling centers and here for cooling centers in Riverside County. Residents may also dial 211 to find a cooling center in their community.

Additional information can also be found here or by listening to KNX1070 for traffic and weather together on the 5s.

Temperatures are expected to let up slightly by Tuesday, according to the NWS.

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