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Southern California heat wave to last through Tuesday, forecasters say

People running around the Pasadena Rose Bowl Friday morning as temperatures are expected to rise into the triple digits this weekend.
People running around the Pasadena Rose Bowl Friday morning as temperatures are expected to rise into the triple digits this weekend.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A heat wave in Southern California is expected to last until at least Tuesday, said officials with the National Weather Service.

The weather forecast calls for parching humidity in the single digits, with highs in the 90s and up to 102 in higher elevations and 105 in adjacent foothills.

On Sunday, temperatures reached the high 90s in Los Angeles and low 100s in the San Fernando Valley.

In San Diego, temperatures on the field at Qualcomm Stadium were well above 100 degrees before the San Diego Chargers took to the field Sunday afternoon.

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San Diego Unified School District campuses that don’t have air conditioning in every classroom – more than 100 schools in all – will have a shortened day Monday because of the weather. District officials said they would decide by noon Monday whether Tuesday’s forecast merits the same shortened schedule.

“Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees above normal, but we’ll see relief Wednesday with greater chances of thunderstorms and cloud cover,” said Jimmy Taeger, a meterrologist with National Weather Services in San Diego.


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