Keep your water bottles close, Friday and Saturday will be the hottest days of the year so far.
California’s first heat wave of 2020 arrived this week as high pressures off the West Coast cause temperatures to soar, according to National Weather Service. Friday and Saturday are expected to be the hottest, with the warmest areas reaching the mid to upper 95. From Sunday, the scorching heat is expected to simmer down remain in the upper 80s for most of next week.
Temperatures reached around 92 in Downtown Los Angeles yesterday and it’s expected to approach 100 today. This would break the 93-degree daily record high, according to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen.
The hottest areas today were the valleys and the SBA south coast. Fri will be hot again, and we don’t all have AC including myself.
Cool Ideas: Keep window blinds/shades closed, sip icy drinks, position a fan to blow on a bowl of ice & heat rises so sleep low! #CAwx #LAheat pic.twitter.com/nYsPFnKtwy
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) April 24, 2020
After a rainy spring, residents would normally head to beaches and trails on hot days like these. However, most beaches and popular trails will still be off-limits in accordance with state-wide orders.
“As temperatures climb, it’s as important to remember that the Mayor’s Safer At Home Order is still in effect. The sacrifices we make today will keep our fellow Angelenos safe & allow us to more quickly get back to our L.A. way of life — We are in this together,” tweeted Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore.
- plan errands/walks around the hottest hours
- wear lightweight, light-colored clothes
- drink water
- do not leave children/pets in cars
- check on elderly neighbors, family & friends
- avoid working out with masks on
This is the full listings of recorded temperatures for noon today that can be found on the National Weather Service website.
Featured image: Luis Graterol