Heat Wave Brings Triple-Digit Temperatures to Antelope Valley

Heat Wave Brings Triple-Digit Temperatures to Antelope Valley

Residents beat the heat at Drytown Water Park amid triple-digit temperatures in Palmdale in Antelope Valley, Calif., in a file photo. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

City News Service
City News Service


Updated: 6/6/2024


LOS ANGELES—Triple-digit temperatures baked the Antelope Valley again Thursday, June 6, and while the heat is expected to back off slightly, much of the area will still be bathed in hotter-than-normal weather into Friday.
An excessive heat warning will be in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday for the Antelope Valley, where temperatures had topped the 100-degree mark by early afternoon. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), temperatures in some areas were expected to hit 106 degrees.
After the warning expires at 8 p.m., it will be replaced by a Heat Advisory, with forecasters warning of temperatures up to 103 degrees. The Heat Advisory will remain in place for the Antelope Valley until 8 p.m. Friday.
Unusually warm conditions are also expected to continue Friday in other valley and mountain areas.
“Before daily high temperatures settle to values within a few degrees above normal this weekend across interior sections, very warm conditions are once again expected Friday across the Antelope Valley and nearby foothills,” according to the NWS.
The Antelope Valley could also experience warm winds gusting as high as 45 mph through the weekend.
On Wednesday, the temperature at Palmdale Airport reached a record 105 degrees, besting the mark for June 5 of 103 degrees set in 1981. The 103-degree temperature in Lancaster on Wednesday tied a record for the date set in 2002.
Forecasters again issued their standard warnings for excessive heat, reminding people to drink plenty of liquids, stay indoors as much as possible and avoid leaving children or pets in vehicles.
“Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke,” forecasters said.
Coastal areas will continue to stay relatively cool thanks to the thick marine layer.

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