Southern California is at the end of its mini-heat wave, with temperatures in some areas expected to hit triple digits on Wednesday before cooling over the weekend.
The Oxnard National Weather Service extended the heat warning until 8 p.m. Wednesday for the San Gabriel, Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys and incorporated the Santa Monica Mountains. Valleys in Ventura County are under a heat advisory until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Oxnard’s office, parts of the valleys, foothills and mountains could reach up to 105 degrees. Burbank, which hit 99 degrees on Tuesday, is expected to be 100 degrees on Wednesday. Woodland Hills could reach 105 degrees, up from 102 on Tuesday.
Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings for coastal Los Angeles County expired Tuesday evening, said Todd Hall, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. He added that coastal areas are expected to be a few degrees cooler than the previous day.
An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for the Inland Empire, interior Orange County and lower desert areas, according to the National Weather Service in San Diego.
The coast of Orange County and the coast and valleys of San Diego County are under a heat warning until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The heat wave that closes September is cooler and shorter than the marathon heat wave that started the month, which lasted 10 days and broke statewide records.
Forecasters do not expect record high temperatures on Wednesday.
“It’s a warmer pattern, but this time of year we’ve had much warmer weather,” said Greg Martin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego.
Temperatures were expected to start cooling on Thursday and gradually drop over the weekend, meteorologists said.
“We’re at the end of that,” Hall said.
Los Angeles Times