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Southland swelters as triple-digit weather continues
Southland swelters as triple-digit weather continues

In case the scorching temperatures and rising humidity were causing you to wonder: No, September is not the hottest month in Southern California. That dubious distinction goes to August. But the triple-digit warmth that continued to descend Saturday on the valleys — which, as usual, are getting the worst of the heat wave — is making Southlanders feel plenty miserable. And higher humidity levels Sunday through Tuesday will compound the agony. Normal gradations prevail, with 80s at the beaches, 90 inland and as high as 107 in the valleys, and "it will be pretty much the same through Tuesday," said Ryan Kittell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in...

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