Another day of heat, humidity for Southern California
Hot, humid weather is expected to remain in Southern California on Thursday, bringing with it a chance of showers, thunderstorms and flash flooding in the mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Chances of storms in mountain areas are expected to decrease going into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Local temperatures Thursday are expected to range from the 70s at the beaches to the mid- and upper 80s inland. The humidity in downtown Los Angeles shortly before 8 a.m. was a sticky 78%.
It should be hotter still in the San Fernando Valley, with temperatures reaching the mid- to upper 90s forecasters said.
Temperatures in Hemet and Palm Springs are expected to reach 101 degrees.
Wednesday's high of 85 degrees in downtown L.A. was two degrees above normal.
The forecast is similar for Orange County, with temperatures rising away from the coast.
-- Howard Blume
Photo: Marvin Santiago tries to let his dog cool off in a brook in Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Park in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times