Temperatures are expected to be somewhat cooler after days of blistering heat, especially in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys.

Despite the cool down, high heat and an elevated risk of wildfires will continue to plague some parts of the Southland, according to the National Weather Service.

“Hot temperatures may cause heat-related illnesses to occur,” warned an NWS statement. “Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.”

The weather service also stressed that children, seniors and pets should never be left unattended in parked vehicles, even with windows open, since vehicle interior temperatures can quickly rise to lethal levels.

The NWS urged area residents to “take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.” Also, wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and take frequent rest breaks to avoid heat stroke.

No red flag warnings were in effect, but with low humidity creating very dry conditions to accompany the high heat, the NWS said an elevated danger of wildfire will persist.

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