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SoCal temps expected to hit triple digits

September 24, 2010 12:50:47 AM PDT
Thanks to a high-pressure system building over Southern California, temperatures are expected to soar well into the triple digits this weekend.On the heels of an unusually cool summer, downtown Los Angeles reached 94 degrees, 11 above normal for the date, the National Weather Service said.

It's the first weekend of fall, but it feels more like summer. In the valley and inland areas, highs are expected to hit the 100-degree mark by Sunday.

Monday is expected to be the hottest day in the seven-day forecast, with a high of 99 expected in the L.A. area.

A heat warning was issued on Friday for the desert areas of Riverside County, including Blythe, Cabazon, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, La Quinta, Mesa Verde, North Shore, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Ripley, and Thermal.

Residents are advised to visit cooling centers and drink lots of water.

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