Hometown high heat

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The high heat, elevated humidity and monsoonal
moisture that has moved into the Southland is expected to stay at least a few
more days, with a chance of rain in some regions and dangerous surf conditions
along the coasts; forecasters said.
“There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the mountains
(and the) Antelope Valley” today, according to the National Weather Service.
“There will be a moderate risk of rip currents on all area beaches.”

Stormy weather. Photos by Gary McCarthy

Stormy weather.
Photos by Gary McCarthy

The hot and humid weather is expected to linger into early next week.
Over the next few days, “there will be a slight chance of afternoon and
evening thunderstorms across the mountains of Los Angeles County … and the
Antelope Valley Saturday, then just across the mountains of Los Angeles County
and the Antelope Valley Sunday.
According to the NWS, high temperatures across the Southland will reach
into the high 80s to mid-90s today, with coastal areas hovering in the mid- to
upper 70s.
While the band of stormy weather of mid-July was the result of a
tropical storm in the Pacific, the latest round of unstable weather came out of
Texas, where an upper-level high-pressure system moved its way westward into
Southern California, bringing with it the threat of dry lightning and

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