LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A heat wave is hitting California this week with inland and desert communities seeing a streak of triple-digit temperatures.
An excessive heat warning takes effect Tuesday for parts of SoCal while less-severe heat watches and advisories are in effect for other parts of the region.
Communities under a heat warning starting Tuesday include mountain and foothill communities, including the Santa Ana Mountains and Ventura County mountains, as well as valleys including San Fernando, San Gabriel, Antelope and Santa Clarita. Those communities could see temperatures in excess of 100 degrees.
Communities under a heat advisory include most of inland Orange County, while a heat watch is issued for coastal and downtown Los Angeles.
During heat warnings, residents are advised to stay in air-conditioned indoor locations, drink plenty of fluids and check on relatives and neighbors. Children and pets should not be left unattended in vehicles.
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The heat warnings are in effect Tuesday and lasting until Wednesday night.
On Tuesday Los Angeles and Orange counties will see temperatures climb up to 96 degrees, then just drop by a few degrees over the next several days.
The valleys and Inland Empire will see dangerous heat, hitting at least 103 in many communities and staying in the triple digits all week.
Palm Springs could hit 120 degrees by Thursday.
Beaches will stay in the upper 70s all week.
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Southern California weather: Excessive heat warning takes effect Tuesday for parts of SoCal
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