Triple degrees expected to scorch much of the week

A smoldering heat wave today could push the temperatures to 106 degrees in Burbank and Glendale, prompting warnings from public health officials to limit outdoor activities.

In a statement, Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County's public health director, reminded the public that the extreme heat may worsen the effects of poor air quality, warnings for which were issued Monday for parts of the Santa Clarita and east San Gabriel valleys.

“While people don’t need to be told it’s hot outside, they do need to be reminded to take care of themselves, children, the elderly and pets when the weather gets hotter,” Fielding said.

Temperatures in the Pasadena region likely won’t climb into the triple digits. Daytime highs there should hover in the upper-80s and 90s for much of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

But it will be a much hotter story in the Burbank-Glendale area. A possible scorcher of 106 degrees today isn’t expected to subside much for Wednesday and Thursday, when potential highs of 105 and 104 degrees, respectively, are expected, the weather service said.

Not until Friday are temperatures expected to dip back into the 90s.

The county Department of Public Health has a list of heat safety tips.

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

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