While the rest of the Southland suffers scorching temperatures today as this week’s heat wave continues, those living on the coast will likely experience a cooler climate reaching into the high 80s, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Temperatures in the southland will generally rise two or three degrees today with a heat wave expected to engulf the region this weekend.
Long Beach health officials on Tuesday announced extended operation hours at multiple community centers throughout the city in response to a heat wave expected to last through the week.
Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner has officially advised residents to take precautions against the heat this week, with temperatures forecasted to be in the low-to-mid-90s, urging those expecting to work or play outdoors to take extra care.
Long Beach Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner is advising all residents to take their health seriously, as temperatures remain high through Sunday.
In light of temperatures projected to be in the low to mid-90s in parts of Long Beach this Thursday and Friday, Long Beach Health Officer Dr. Mitchell Kushner has made specific recommendations to protect residents from the heat.
In preparation for the final days of a heat wave that has baked Southern California, Long Beach will be extending hours at cooling centers Friday and Saturday.
Record highs that far exceeded forcasted numbers swept the Southland this week, leaving ordinarily ocean-cool Long Beach at the center of the region’s heat wave and contributing to a brush fire that burned 50 acres in the Los Cerritos Wetlands.