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Broiling temperatures in L.A. County, Inland Empire expected to last through Monday

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Searing temperatures in inland areas of Southern California are expected to last through Monday, extending the suffering for vulnerable and unhoused people across the region who have nowhere to escape the heat.

“It’s been a miserable week,” said Paul Read, co-founder of the homeless services provider Passion, which does outreach in the San Fernando Valley. “People don’t want to go out in the heat. They’re getting dehydrated.”

Temperatures have hit triple digits in the Antelope Valley cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, as well as in parts of Riverside County, where the Apple fire has burned more than 4,100 acres. The broiling weather is expected to continue through Sunday, easing slightly on Monday and cooling later in the week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Lisa Phillips.

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Get ready, Stanislaus County. At least 6 days of triple-digit heat expected this week

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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive-heat watch for all across Stanislaus County for Monday through Saturday because of triple-digit heat and warm nights.

“Moderate to very high heat risk is expected during this time frame, which means there’s an increased risk for heat-related illness,” the Sacramento office of the weather service said in a news release Sunday. “… Overnight low temperatures are forecast to be in the 60s and 70s, which means some areas could see poor overnight relief.”

The forecast for Modesto, which is very similar to those of other local communities, is for highs near 100 degrees Monday, and 101 Tuesday through Saturday. Overnight lows are expected to be 69 or 70 degrees.

The West Side of the county is expected to get the highest highs of the week, reaching near 102 in Patterson on Wednesday and again on Saturday.

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Heat wave hits Turlock

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While summer is still a month away, its triple-digit heat has already arrived.

The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for parts of Northern California this week — including the Turlock area — which went into effect at 11 a.m. Monday and will last through 7 p.m. Thursday. Daytime highs have been in the triple figures this week, with temperatures expected to reach 107 on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Noted by the NWS as the first significant heat wave of the year, overnight temperatures have also remained warm and will continue to offer little relief from the high temperatures for the remainder of the week. A large dome of high pressure that is building up and expanding across the state caused the heat wave, according to NWS.

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Heavy rains to remain off Southern California coast

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Another cold storm was headed to San Diego County late tonight and through Monday night, but heavy rain will remain offshore, and some light rain and mountain snow is possible on Monday, forecasters say.

A winter storm warning was likely to be discontinued later Sunday, the National Weather Service in San Diego said in a release issued at 9:36 a.m. “The models are beginning to gel regarding the track of the system dropping south off the coast,” the weather service said.

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Atmospheric river brings abundant rainfall

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Stormy weather swept through the region last week and throughout Thanksgiving weekend, providing some much-needed relief after the autumn season opened with weeks of dry weather.

The Turlock area on average received over 2.5 inches of precipitation since last week, according to data provided by Turlock Irrigation District, while the Tuolumne River Watershed received over five inches — nearly an inch more than the watershed’s historical average for the entire month of November. The precipitation came after the region received just .32 inches of rain Sept. 1 through Nov. 24.

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Southern California Storm Watch: More Snow, Rain Hamper The Big Return Home From Thanksgiving

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Getting back home after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend will be trouble no matter where in the country you’re coming in from.

Snow across the US is the big reason. By mid-morning, 1,300 flights into or out of the US have been delayed, with almost 700 canceled, according to FlightAware.com.

In Southern California, some areas are bracing for more snow or heavy rains.

One to three inches of snow are anticipated for Los Angeles County mountains, with as much as five inches possible for the Ventura County mountains. Big Bear Mountain in San Bernardino had four feet of snow as of Friday, with Highway 18 temporarily shut down until Saturday morning.

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Thanksgiving storm blankets Southern California mountains with snow, delays holiday travel

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A Thanksgiving Day storm brought a near definite end to the fire season in Southern California, as well as disruptive snow to people driving through the region’s mountains.

“Thanksgiving started on a stormy note for many across Southern California as heavy rain and thunderstorms moved across the region. Many areas across the LA Basin picked up a quick 0.50 to 0.75 of an inch of rain this morning,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alyson Hoegg. “Due to the heavy rainfall across Southern California, flooding was reported in several areas around the Los Angeles Basin.”

The storm moved south from Northern California into Southern California, dousing the state in the early hours of Thursday morning. The National Weather Service issued a significant weather advisory for the coastal Los Angeles County, and a flood advisory for the county soon followed. Surrounding counties have been set on flood watch into Thursday evening.

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