Heat wave peaks, with record temperatures reported in some areas

Southern California’s four-day heat wave peaked Saturday with scalding temperatures recorded in some inland areas.

Some of the hottest areas hit in Los Angeles County were in the San Fernando Valley, with temperatures in Woodland Hills reaching 104 degrees, said Joe Sirard, a meteorologist.

The high in Pasadena hit 102 degrees, while Pomona recorded 100 and Torrance 96. 

Further south, record temperatures were recorded in Fullerton at 97 and Santa Ana at 95, according to the National Weather Service.


The heat wave will continue Sunday but with slightly cooler temperatures. 

The high temperatures, single-digit humidity and offshore winds -- expected to reach speeds of 45 mph -- combined with critically dry vegetation increase the chance of wildfires throughout the region, officials said.

Thousands of cyclists, skateboarders and pedestrians are expected to brave the heat on Sunday to participate in CicLAvia, the city’s largest cycling event that is intended to promote the environment and good health by getting residents out of their vehicles for the day.

The latest event has been dubbed Heart of L.A., and its 10-mile route will extend from Echo Park through downtown and, for the first time, to East Los Angeles.  The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Although the heat wave is expected to let up this week, another heat wave is expected to hit the region next weekend.


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