A high pressure system lingering over Southern California will keep the weather hot and sticky through the weekend, with the mercury expected to spike into the triple digits in many parts of the region.
The peak of the heat wave is expected Friday, when highs reach the mid 90s in metro Los Angeles and Orange County, and around 105 in the valleys and Inland Empire. High desert temps will rise to about 100 degrees. Low 70s are projected for the mountains, with mid 80s along the coast.
Nighttime lows will offer little relief from the heat as warmer-than-normal temperatures are expected overnight across the Southland, the National Weather Service said. Many inland areas will remain in the 70s, and some foothill areas may not have overnight lows drop below 80 degrees.
Another round of scattered thunderstorms are also expected in the mountains and deserts into the weekend.
The high pressure is expected to weaken slightly on Saturday and Sunday, possibly allowing for cooling in some areas, the NWS said. However, temps will still remain above normal.
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