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UPDATE: Scorching week in store for Santa Clarita Valley

Adds highs today; updates forecast

Posted: August 6, 2012 11:05 a.m.
Updated: August 6, 2012 5:17 p.m.

The sun peers behind a sign outside the Realty Executives office as it displays the temperature in Canyon Country on Monday.

 

 

The word for the rest of this week — and through the weekend — is “hot.”

Temperatures will remain in the triple digits through next Monday, with little relief at night as lows dip only to the high 60s.

The forecast high for Monday was 104, but temperatures were recorded at 108 in both Saugus and the Newhall Pass.

The National Weather Service calls for things to get hotter, with highs forecast at 105 Tuesday, 106 Wednesday and 107 Thursday through Saturday before things cool slightly but remain in triple digits through Monday. Lows will range from 68 to 69.

Skies will be mostly cloudless, even at night.

The heat wave is due to a strong high pressure system over the southwestern United States combined with weak onshore flow, according to National Weather Service reports.

Adding to the perceived heat later in the week will be higher humidity as moisture moves in from the southeast, increasing the heat index readings.

Weather forecasters reported excessive heat warnings may be issued later this week, and those who spend time outdoors were urged to practice heat safety tips, which can be found at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/index.shtml.

 

 

 

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