Everybody be careful out there...Weekend heat alert!

heatwavepower220120813-1024x698.jpgIt's going to be hot out there. Take precautions!

Dozens of cooling centers are opening across Los Angeles County as a potentially record-setting heat wave settles over Southern California.

Public health officials directed residents to a list with more than 60 libraries and community centers in L.A. County where people can find relief from the stifling heat.

With temperatures forecast to hit 100 degrees in downtown L.A. and up to 106 in areas like Woodland Hills when the heat wave peaks on Sunday, authorities are warning people to avoid strenuous activities in the middle of the day and to take precautions before it’s too late.

“When temperatures are high, even a few hours of exertion may cause severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke," said Jeffery Gunzenhauser, interim health officer for the county, said in a statement.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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