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See the heat forecast for July 4th in Los Angeles – NBC Los Angeles

See the heat forecast for July 4th in Los Angeles – NBC Los Angeles

See the heat forecast for July 4th in Los Angeles – NBC Los Angeles

Widespread heat warnings and advisories will be issued for the Fourth of July as fireworks and temperatures soar across Southern California.

Temperatures will soar into the 90s and triple digits in some areas, with above-normal temperatures expected through the weekend. The July heat wave is expected to peak Friday and Saturday, when inland areas could see highs around 110 degrees and highs around 100 in the valleys.

The forecast for July 4 in Lancaster is 111 degrees, while Valencia is expected to see temperatures reach 102 degrees as crowds gather to watch fireworks shows and other outdoor events.

“We’re going to be at high to very high risk for heat illness,” NBCLA meteorologist Belen De Leon said. “A huge area of ​​high pressure over the Pacific is expanding toward the West Coast. Temperatures in valleys and inland areas are going to rise to between 95 and 110 degrees, and it’s going to get even hotter in the deserts.

“This pattern will continue for several days.”

The July 4, 2024 forecast for Southern California.

An excessive heat warning will be in effect until 6 p.m. Monday for the 5 and 14 freeway corridors, the western
San Gabriel Mountains, Antelope Valley Foothills and Antelope Valley. Temperatures in the warning zone
It could reach up to 115 degrees.

An excessive heat warning will also be in effect through Monday night for the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, Calabasas, San Fernando Valley and the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, where temperatures of up to 110 degrees are possible.

The San Gabriel Valley will be under a less severe heat advisory starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, but temperatures there are still expected to reach 105 degrees. The coastal area of ​​Los Angeles extending to downtown will be under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Sunday, with highs between 85 and 95 degrees.

Highs in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys will be in the mid-90s. In downtown Los Angeles, temperatures will be in the mid-80s, but could reach the mid-90s on Friday and Saturday.

Inland Orange County will also see temperatures in the 80s, and Anaheim Hills will see temperatures in the 90s by midweek. That area will be under a high-temperature advisory from 11 a.m. Friday through 11 p.m. Saturday, when temperatures of up to 100 degrees are expected.

Parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties will also be under excessive heat warnings as temperatures soar into the 100s.

Beach hazard statements have been issued for Thursday through Sunday, when wave heights will reach 5 to 7 feet with the possibility of strong rip currents.

Air quality is likely to plummet after a night of fireworks in Southern California. An ozone alert is in effect through Saturday.

Wildfire threat in Southern California

Heat and low humidity will increase the risk of wildfires after a wet winter that left the region’s hillsides overgrown with brush. So far this year, wildfires statewide have burned about 139,590 acres, a staggering increase from last year, when fires burned 7,800 acres. The five-year state average over that period is 29,700 acres.

A wildfire alert will go into effect Thursday night and continue through Friday night for the 5 Freeway corridor north of Los Angeles and the Ventura and Santa Barbara County mountains.

Gusty southwest to northwest winds are expected each afternoon across inland areas. Gusts could reach 35 to 45 mph along the 5 Freeway corridor in northern Los Angeles County, the Antelope Valley and nearby foothills.

Los Angeles Cooling Centers

Both the city and county of Los Angeles have cooling centers for people who need a place to escape the heat. The city of Los Angeles announced it will have four expanded cooling centers that will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Monday.

  • Fred Roberts Recreation Center, 4700 Honduras St., Los Angeles
  • Mid Valley Senior Center, 8825 Kester Ave., Panorama City
  • Lake View Terrace Recreation Center, 11075 Foothill Blvd.
  • Jim Gilliam Recreation Center, 4000 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles.