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Now This is What Summer's All About

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    That's cool, dog.

    Temperatures are forecast to climb above 100 in some parts of the Southland Monday, but the hot-weather spike is nothing unusual at this time of the year, forecasters said.

    The heat -- forecasters do not regard it as a heat wave -- is the product of a ridge of high pressure over desert regions of the southwest, said National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Thompson.

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    "This is typical high summer weather," he said.

    The NWS forecast highs today of 76 in Newport Beach; 78 in Avalon; 79 at LAX; 89 in Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles; 90 in Anaheim; 91 on Mount Wilson; 94 in San Gabriel; 95 in Burbank; 97 in Pasadena; 102 in Woodland Hills, Newhall, Palmdale and Lancaster.

    Highs are expected to dip somewhat Tuesday and Wednesday before climbing again to roughly Monday's levels on Thursday.