Weather experts warn the next few days will feel pretty miserable, unless you’re a desert rat.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for dangerously hot conditions Tuesday through Thursday for the Antelope Valley, where temperatures of 100 to 105 degrees were expected.

The San Fernando Valley will also swelter, with a normal hot spot, Woodland Hills, expected to top out at 96 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, and 95 on Thursday.

Forecasters said the San Gabriel Valley would be only slightly cooler, with Pasadena expecting 93 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 92 on Thursday.

Inland Orange County will be significantly cooler, and will also see some patchy fog in the early morning hours. Fullerton should make it to 86 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, and 85 on Thursday. The predicted high for Yorba Linda was 89 for Tuesday and Wednesday, and 87 on Thursday.

Health officials urged Southland residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. They warned that young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Highs were expected to reach the mid-80s in greater Los Angeles for Monday’s Memorial Day holiday, with temperatures in the 70s at the beaches and the 90s in the valleys.

Los Angeles County will open cooling centers around the area starting Tuesday, to give residents a place to escape the heat.

The centers will be open from noon to 6 p.m., and they will “operate in compliance with physical distancing and other safety criteria” due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

The county cooling centers will be located at:

— Ruben F. Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles;

— Valleydale Park, 5525 N. Lake Ellen Ave., Azusa;

— El Cariso Community Regional Park, 13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar;

— Loma Alta Park, 3330 Lincoln Ave., Altadena;

— Stevenson Ranch Library, 25950 The Old Road;

— Quartz Hill Library, 5040 W. Avenue M-2;

— Jackie Robinson Park, 8773 E. Avenue R, Sun Village; and

— Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 Tyler Ave., El Monte.

Available locations may change, and a current list is available at, or by calling 211.

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