October heat wave continues for Southern California

The Southland will swelter in above-normal temperatures again today. A combination of high pressure and weak offshore flow will keep temperatures in the 90s, with triple-digit temperatures possible in valley
locations, the National Weather Service said.

"The hot conditions will result in an increased risk of heat-related illnesses, especially for the homeless, the elderly, infants, outdoor workers and those participating in outdoor activities,'' the NWS warned in a statement,
as it did most of last week. "The extended period of hot and dry conditions will also bring elevated fire danger.''

A heat advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. today throughout Orange County.

The NWS forecast a high of 95 degrees Fahrenheit today in downtown Los Angeles, slipping back to a high of 90 Tuesday. Woodland Hills will go from 100 to 94.

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