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Heat warning issued for Southern California mountains

High temperatures are expected to continue Tuesday across Southern California with a special heat advisory for many low-level mountain ranges.

The excessive-heat warning will remain in effect until 9 p.m. for mountains in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, where temperatures could top 100 degrees. The warning does not include L.A. County's Santa Monica Mountains.

Mountain bikers and hikers are advised to avoid hitting the trails during the warmest parts of the day. Children, the elderly, and those with chronic ailments are advised to avoid extended exposure to the heat.

The temperature is expected to reach 86 degrees in downtown L.A., with light winds in the afternoon.

In the San Fernando Valley, high temperatures are forecast at 90 to 100 degrees. In the San Gabriel Valley, expect highs in the upper 80s or low 90s.

In Orange County, forecasters say highs will reach the low 70s along the coast and 85 to 90 further inland.

Tuesday's warnings come after a weekend heat wave that saw record-breaking temperatures in the Inland Empire and desert communities.

On Sunday, the temperature at Death Valley National Park reached 129 degrees, an all-time high for the month of June.

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