A heat advisory will be in effect for the Inland Empire as Southern California braces for its hottest day of the week Thursday.
The heat advisory has been issued for Riverside and San Bernardino counties and the Coachella Valley, with temperatures expected to be between 100 and 106 degrees in the valleys and between 111 and 116 degrees in the deserts. The advisory goes into effect at 11 a.m. Thursday and continues until 9 p.m. Friday.
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Downtown Los Angeles is expected to hit 92 degrees Thursday. Malibu is expected to be 82 degrees, Northridge is expected to hit 103 degrees and Anaheim is expected to be 95 degrees. It’s possible that some parts of Southern California could see record-breaking heat.
NBC4 meteorologist Crystal Egger encourages residents to stay hydrated, seek shade and air condition and avoid strenuous activity.
Egger also emphasized the importance of not leaving children or pets unattended in cars.
The last notable heat wave was mid-May when temperatures hit the upper 90s and low 100s.
Temperatures Wednesday were mostly in the 90s, with some parts of Southern California experiencing triple-digit heat. By 5 p.m., it had reached 98 degrees in Woodland Hills, which is 10 to 15 degrees above average.