It's a heat wave in the Southland

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(CNS) – Temperatures will climb past the century mark in valley areas of the Southland today. But that’s just the beginning. The National Weather Service warns this morning that the heat wave gripping the region will pack an even greater measure of misery as the week wears on because of an expected infusion of monsoonal moisture and what that’ll do to raise humidity levels.

As a result, the weather service has issued an excessive heat watch. It will be in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening in the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys, and the mountains of Los Angeles county … both the San Gabriels and Santa Monicas.

National Weather Service forecasters say this is a good week to stay hydrated, out of the sun and in an air-conditioned facility. Be sure to check on neighbors and relatives, and never leave a person or a pet in a hot parked car. The heat will persist through the weekend in some spots.

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