LOS ANGELES - The Southland is in for a lot more sizzle next week, and officials are getting ready to open cooling centers starting on Tuesday when inland temperatures could reach the mid-90s.
The National Weather Service might issue heat advisories for some valley areas of Los Angeles County as early as Tuesday, forecasters said. They expect readings for inland Orange County to be 10-15 degrees above normal as well.
Woodland Hills, usually a hot spot when the days grow longer, will experience highs of 96 degrees Monday and Tuesday, 93 on Wednesday and 90 on Thursday -- between 7 and 13 degrees above normal, according to the NWS.
Temperatures are also expected to hit the 90s next week in parts of the San Gabriel Valley, but they won't be as high or as widespread as in the other valleys, with highs of 91 forecast in Pasadena on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Saturday's high in downtown Los Angeles was 76, but that number is expected to jump to 82 on Sunday, 86 on Monday, 88 on Tuesday and 90 on Wednesday, before a slight cooling trend takes hold next weekend.
Los Angeles County will open cooling centers around the area starting on 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 ready.lacounty.gov/heat, or by calling 211.