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Sizzling SoCal: Heat wave continues with triple-digit temperatures

August 13, 2012 |  9:23 am

You may not want to turn off the air-conditioning just yet: Forecasters say it will remain hot in Southern California for at least a few more days.

The heat wave will continue into its second week as a "stubborn" high-pressure system smothers the region, said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

That means triple-digit temperatures will linger across valley areas Monday, with temperatures expected to reach 105 degrees in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, Sukup said.

Downtown L.A. is expected to reach a high of 92 degrees; the beaches are expected to hover around the upper 70s.

An excessive heat warning was in effect for parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Forecasters said Monday would likely be the hottest day of the week, with temperatures gradually decreasing in the days to come.

"It's going to go down a few degrees, but it's still going to be hot," Sukup said.


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