Southland’s heat wave to roll through the weekend – Orange County Register
The sweltering temperatures that have baked Southern California over the past few days are expected to last through the Labor Day weekend, leading forecasters to extend an excessive-heat warning for the region.
A respite from the high-pressure system that has turned recent relative cool temperatures into desert-like heat won’t come until next week, forecasters predicted on Wednesday.
And while temperatures are expected to lower by a few degrees by the end of the weekend, they will likely remain above average.
By early afternoon Wednesday, Aug. 30 the National Weather Service was already reporting temperatures above 100 degrees in much of the Inland Empire, including Corona, Chino, Ontario and San Bernardino.
Some parts of Los Angeles County – including Pasadena, Van Nuys, Chatsworth and Claremont – also hit triple digits.
Slightly-cooler, albeit still higher-than-normal temperatures in the 80s and 90s, were reported in parts of Los Angeles, Long Beach and across Orange County.
A skateboarder tries to ride the rail on a concrete barrier along Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach Wednesday morning. in Huntington Beach, CA on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. (Photo by Sam Gangwer, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Yajhaira Castillo (cq), Riverside, reacts as she gets hit by water as she and several other people play and squirt each other with water cannons at Huntington State Beach off Beach Boulevard Wednesday morning in Huntington Beach on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. (Photo by Sam Gangwer, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A woman takes photos of The Giant from the video game Clash of Clans as it sits on the sand at Huntington State Beach in Huntoington Beach Wednesday, August 30, 2017. (Photo by Sam Gangwer, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Oliver Langworthy, 6, peeks around his water cannon as he squirts water at an opponent at Huntington State Beach off Beach Boulevard Wednesday morning in Huntington Beach on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. (Photo by Sam Gangwer, Orange County…