Temperatures expected to reach 87 degrees this weekend, but you still need to stay home

As officials continue to urge residents to stay home, temperatures are expected to reach the upper and mid-80’s in Long Beach this weekend in the first heat wave of the year.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties until 6 p.m.

“Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors,” the NWS reminded residents. “Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.”

While it’s expected to stay cloudy most of the mornings, the NWS forecasts that Saturday will reach a sunny high of 87 degrees and Sunday will reach 84 degrees.

Mayor Robert Garcia reminded residents on Friday that while other counties may be under different orders, Long Beach and LA County are still under a stay-home order.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.