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L.A.'s fall heat wave: No one will be spared as temperatures soar
L.A.'s fall heat wave: No one will be spared as temperatures soar

The heat wave forecasters have been warning about all week has officially taken hold, with temperatures today expected to hit triple digits across the Southland through Saturday. Residents in the valleys can expect to see temperatures reach 106 in some cities as the heat wave peaks Saturday, the National Weather Service warned. And don't expect much relief in coastal and mountain areas, where temperatures will hover between 90 and 100 degrees. The heat is caused by high pressure from the mountains that is pushed down into the valleys and stays there, keeping out ocean breezes that typically flow inland and provide relief. The effects of the high pressure, and Santa Ana winds,...

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