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Extreme heat expected to hit inland areas of Southern California

August 22, 2011 | 10:45 pm

Extreme heat with temperatures up to 108 degrees in the Antelope Valley is expected hit areas of Southern California beginning Tuesday and possibly lasting into the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Weak onshore ocean breezes coupled with high pressure building across Southern California will cause the warm-up, the Weather Service said. Temperatures will range from 98 to 104 degrees by Wednesday and Thursday.

"Daytime high temperatures will continue to be the warmest we have seen this summer across interior locations," the Weather Service said in a statement Monday night.

People planning outdoor activities are advised to take precautions by drinking plenty of water, wearing loose-fitting clothing and taking advantage of shade and air conditioning.

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