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Scorching Temperatures Continue To Rise Throughout SoCal

LOS ANGELES ( — Temperatures will continue to rise on Wednesday for areas throughout Southern California.

According to the National Weather Service, maximum temperatures will range from 85 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit in the coastal and inland areas.

Highs of between 100 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit are expected to hit the valley areas.

"The hottest conditions are expected Thursday through Sunday, when temperatures will be up to 10 degrees above normal for some inland areas," the NWS explained in a statement.

Officials advised scorching temperatures will heighten the risk of fire and heat-related illnesses, especially for children and the elderly.

According to the NWS, the heat wave is being caused from high pressure that is currently over the central area of the country, which is expanding westward.

Authorities urged the public to drink plenty of water, wear light-colored and lightweight clothing and to stay out of the midday sun during extreme heat conditions.

Officials issued a reminder that children, pets or the elderly should never be left alone in vehicles.

Shade and water should also be provided for livestock and pets during the heat wave.

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