LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California residents were experiencing more of the record-breaking heat they endured Thursday.
It’s the second day of a hot spell caused by a high pressure system moving across the area, according to the National Weather Service.
It’s moving out of the area the next few days so temperatures will cool down. That and a stronger sea breeze will bring a slight cool-down to coastal communities.
“Even though (today’s) records are more reachable than (Thursday’s), it’s not expected many records (will) be broken,” the NWS reported.
Things will get even warmer in the Antelope Valley. Long Beach will likely hit the high 80s, which would break the record of 86 degrees.
More cooling is anticipated on Saturday as the system moves east, but temperatures “still will be well above normal,” the weather service said.
Surfers will want to head to south-facing beaches where waves will kick up to six feet this weekend. A beach hazard statement will be in effect from Santa Barbara down to Orange County and swimmers should be wary of strong rip currents and sneaker waves.
“If planning outdoor activities, it is advised to schedule these activities during the cooler parts of the day, such as the morning or evening hours,” according to the NWS. “If activities cannot be rescheduled, avoid direct sunlight and seek shaded areas, if possible.”
Residents planning on strenuous outdoor activities should wear light-colored, light-weight clothing and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids.
“Never, ever, leave children, pets, or the elderly alone in the car. Remember to look before you lock,” the NWS said.
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