Heat wave expected to continue into Monday evening

Record breaking temperatures in Southern California continue into Monday evening. (Flickr / Irene / Creative Commons license CC-BY-NC 2.0)

Record breaking temperatures in Southern California continue into Monday evening. (Flickr / Irene / Creative Commons license CC-BY-NC 2.0)

Hold off on that fall coat because it’s still summer in Southern California. This past weekend was pivotal in terms of weather, setting record-breaking temperatures across Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County. However, this heat-wave is not over yet and is set to continue into Monday evening.

A National Weather Service heat advisory was put out early this morning for San Diego and Orange County coastal and inland areas that will take effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. According to the advisory, temperatures are expected to reach as high as 90 to 95 degrees for inland coastal areas and 95 to 100 in the valleys. Temperatures in Mission Viejo are expected to reach as high as 97 degrees.

This past weekend’s weather brought in triple-digit temperatures, setting records in Camarillo, Escondido and Santa Ana. Along with it brought a wave of heat-related illnesses at the Placentia Heritage and Parade. The Orange County Register reports that 60 people were affected by the heat, in which 20 were taken to local hospitals.

The heat advisory advises citizens to take extra precaution when outside and to stay hydrated.

The National Weather Service predicts that temperatures are expected to cool down by Wednesday night, followed by the slight possibility of showers on Thursday.

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