LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southern California’s heat wave will start to dissipate Friday, but forecasters say high surf will continue to pound the coast, generating dangerous rip currents and sneaker waves.

A high surf advisory will be in effect along the Los Angeles County coast until 6 p.m. Friday night, and a heat advisory will be in force until 6 p.m. in inland Orange County, National Weather Service forecasters said.

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The elevated surf will be especially evident along south- and southeast-facing beaches in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, it said.

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Temperatures, meanwhile, were expected to be a few degrees lower than Thursday, although several communities will see highs in the high 90s and low 100s, and normal weather will not return to the region until early next week, forecasters said.

With heat wave not over just yet, forecasters warned that those at greatest risk of suffering heat-related ailments were infants, the elderly, the homeless, outdoor workers, people taking part in outdoor activities in the heat, and pets without access to shade.

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