By City News Service
More sweltering weather was on tap for the Southland Friday amid warnings to residents to reduce their electricity use to avoid power outages.
Today's temperatures will be 10-15 degrees higher than normal, according to the NWS, and overnight temperatures will also be unusually high as well, reaching 80 degrees in some areas in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The high pressure blamed for the 3-day-old heat wave may weaken slightly Saturday and Sunday, but temperatures will remain above normal, according to the NWS.
Anyone planning to be outdoors in these hot, muggy conditions "should practice their heat safety," according to an NWS advisory. "Keep your body hydrated with plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day."
Forecasters urge residents to make use of their air conditioners. But the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power asked customers to conserve energy use, especially during afternoon hours.
The NWS forecast highs today of 84 at LAX; 79 in Avalon and Newport Beach; 87 on Mount Wilson; 95 in downtown L.A.; 96 in Long Beach; 98 in Anaheim and San Gabriel; 101 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 102 in Pasadena; and 105 in Woodland Hills and Saugus.
A slight cooling trend will start Saturday, but no real break in the heat wave is expected before Monday.
What will you do to get relief from the heat this weekend? Tell us in the comments.