It will be hot to start the week in Long Beach; officials advise taking precautions

It’s been a hot, humid summer so far, and this week temperatures will rise a few degrees further.

The high in Long Beach is expected to reach 90 degrees Monday and Tuesday. Humidity will also remain high at 84 percent.

Several designated cooling centers, including senior and community centers, are available in the city of Long Beach. Officials advise people in high temperatures to limit outdoor activity, drink lots of water and ensure pets have plenty of water.

If you’re driving outside Long Beach, it will be even more miserable inland: temperatures are expected to reach 107 degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley, and over 100 degrees in places such as Pasadena, Woodland Hills and Lancaster.

“Summer is the main reason” for the heat, National Weather Service Meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said, pointing out that the last 10 days of July and the first 10 days of August rank among the hottest of the year.

Temperatures are expected to fall a few degrees by mid-week, according to the NWS.

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