Southern California braces for another September heat wave. Temperatures in the 90s and 100s are expected to hit the region for the first time since May. Temperatures across the northern half of the U.S. are forecast to be the hottest in the region since the middle of June, according to the National Weather Service.
In Southern California, the heat wave could last a long time. The National Weather Service forecasts 90-100 degrees temperatures for much of the week. That’s up from the current record of 85 degrees set last week.
The latest forecast says that in Los Angeles, 90 degrees are expected on Friday and Saturday, and in Orange County 95 degrees and in San Diego 100 degrees are forecast for Friday and Saturday.
The National Weather Service forecasts 90-100 degrees for much of the week
The heat has led to many people buying bottled water or energy-efficient fans, and has led some to stay outside longer than they normally would.
But health officials in Southern California have advised people to stay indoors, at least in the mornings.
A couple of days ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state emergency in California, meaning that emergency funds are available for relief.
On Friday, the governor declared a state of emergency as well, even though it’s not expected to cause a shortage of water.
If the water does have a shortage, the state would have to turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to get water from other sources, such as a water storage tank or aqueduct.
Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the state this week because the heatwaves are predicted to last for weeks to come
‘I’m not drinking the water’ One Los Angeles resident said in a statement that she’s avoiding drinking the water.
“I have had asthma my entire life, and I’m not drinking the water — it’s extremely dangerous, and there is not enough water,” she told KPCC, according to the report.
Lizette Gonzalez is among the people who have a fear of water contamination.