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Forecasters Say Heat Wave Should be Short-Lived

A short-lived heat wave is expected to bring 100-degree-plus weather to parts of the Southland today.

The marine layer is expected to burn off early, making way for blue skies and sunshine.

Beach highs will be pleasant, around 70 degrees, and inland spots, such as Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, should top out in the mid 80s, according to the National Weather Service.

Valley and inland temperatures will be mostly in the 90s today, but highs in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys are expected to exceed 100 degrees both days.

San Fernando Valley hotspots such as Woodland Hills could hit 104 degrees on Monday, which is expected to be the peak of the heat wave.

The warm temperatures, which are about normal for this time of year, will continue through Monday.

But, by Tuesday, some monsoonal moisture — largely absent so far this summer, but a typical weather feature by mid-August — should start streaming in, and that should help keep temperatures down.

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