Southern California prepares for extreme heat as warnings issued for hottest day

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Afternoon highs are expected to soar Wednesday as Southern California braces for the week’s hottest day.

Excessive heat warnings will be in place between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 8 p.m. Thursday for portions of the Antelope Valley where afternoon highs could reach 106 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The extreme conditions brought in by building high pressure will increase the potential for heat-related illness, forecasters said.

Hot temperatures are expected to continue through Thursday. (National Weather Service)

Similar conditions are expected in Victorville, Hesperia and Apple Valley where an excessive heat warning is in place from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 9 p.m. Friday.

Residents are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun as much as possible and check up on neighbors.

Air quality around the Southland will also take a hit on Wednesday with several cities expecting unhealthy conditions.

Those with respiratory conditions need to be extra cautious, especially in Inland areas like Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and Redlands.

Good to moderate conditions can be found in communities closer to the coast.

Another hot day is expected for Thursday but the high pressure will begin to break down. Cooler weather is expected to arrive for the weekend.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.