May 13, 2014 2:09 PM by Dave Hovde
Plenty of places will threaten or break into triple digits today through Thursday.
A strong upper level high pressure system will persist off the California coast on Tuesday and edge closer to the region through mid week. This in combination with a persistent offshore flow pattern near the surface will bring periods of offshore winds along with an extended period of hot and very dry conditions this week. In fact, record high temperatures will be possible again Wednesday and Thursday.
If you thought today was hot, the hottest days of this early season heat wave are expected to be Wednesday and Thursday when warmer coastal and valley locations are forecasted to reach as high as 104 degrees.
The combination of gusty offshore winds hot temperatures and single digit humidities will bring extreme fire danger to the region through mid-week. While no local red flag warnings have been issued yet, we are close to those criteria and nearby Ventura county does have an advisory in place.
During this upcoming heat wave make sure to drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids dress in lightweight clothing and check on your neighbors especially the elderly. Do not never leave children the elderly or pets in an automobile even for a short time. Temperatures inside vehicles even if the windows are partially open can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.
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