The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of Southern California starting tomorrow and lasting through Tuesday, with some inland areas expected to see temperatures of over 100 degrees.
Long Beach is only expected to see highs in the upper 80s, much cooler than the record-breaking temperatures the region saw earlier this month, but the late-September heat is still causing concern for parents and teachers in the Long Beach Unified School District who complained at a recent school board meeting that officials weren’t doing enough to protect kids from the heat.
About 20% of LBUSD classrooms don’t have air conditioning. Some students suffering through the last heat wave even had seizures because of the unhealthy conditions, according to a special education teacher who spoke at the LBUSD meeting on Sept. 21.
The previous heat wave lasted for over a week, but this week’s heat advisory is expected to end on Wednesday. Despite easing somewhat, temperatures in Long Beach are expected to remain in the 80s through the weekend.
The unusually hot weather is due to a high-pressure system that has been building over the region, according to the NWS.
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