CHATSWORTH ( — It may be October, but some of the hottest weather of the year is bearing down on Southern California this weekend.

This latest heatwave is expected to peak on Saturday, although temperatures and fire danger will only abate a bit on Sunday. Valley areas are expected to experience triple-digit heat both days, while coastal and lower mountain locations will hit the 90s.

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On Saturday, KCAL9’s Joy Benedict visited Mason Park in Chatsworth to see some of the features that will allow children to still enjoy a day outside, despite a forecast high of 105. The park includes umbrellas that cover much of the playground equipment, so children can play in the shade, and a splash pad that allows visitors to cool down.

Beaches are also drawing visitors looking to cool down, and while they won’t hit triple digits, it will still be quite warm.

Authorities stress the need for people to remain hydrated over the weekend, making sure to drink plenty of water before beginning to feel thirsty.

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