Los Angeles County health officials issued a high heat advisory for the coming week Monday, warning of 100-degree temperatures Tuesday through Thursday in the West San Fernando Valley, and Tuesday in the Santa Clarita Valley and East San Gabriel Valley.
“When temperatures are high, even a few hours of exertion may cause severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke,” said Dr. Muntu Davis, Los Angeles County’s chief health officer. “While it is very important that everyone take special care of themselves, it is equally important that we reach out and check on others, in particular those who are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of high temperatures, including children, the elderly, and their pets,” David said.
Officials also warned people not to leave pets outside in the sun, or in cars.
A list of cooling centers can be found at publichealth.lacounty.gov/heat, or by calling 2-1-1.
Temperatures are expected to peak at 104 degrees Wednesday in Santa Clarita,
There is a slight chance of thunderstorms over the mountains and Antelope Valley this week, with morning low clouds and fog along portions of the coast. Otherwise, there is little relief in the forecast until next Saturday, when temperatures are expected to drop between 5-8 degrees, according to the NWS.