BRENTWOOD—Several cities have reached triple digit temperatures in the San Fernando Valley since August 9. Such cities included Brentwood, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Sherman Oaks and Hollywood. Temperatures are expected to stay in the triple digits up till Wednesday of this week.
The National Weather Service advised of a slight cooling of the weather towards the end of the week. The NWS advised residents to be well-hydrated, wear lightweight clothing of light colors, and stay indoors when temperatures are at their highest. Individuals with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory diseases who live or work in high-heat areas are urged to minimize their outdoor activities.
Temperatures are projected to be around five degrees lower on Thursday, and are expected to stay the same or drop another couple of degrees through the weekend, and stabilize for a few more days.
The weather service also warned of wildfires and are issuing a fire weather watch for the next couple of days.
“The combination of hot temperatures, low humidity, and very dry fuels will bring an extended period of elevated fire danger to southwest California through Wednesday,” said The National Weather Service. Mountain and foothill regions are at high risk because of their very dry conditions.