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High temperatures hit Southern California on Friday. The overheated population was forced to resort to fans and air-conditioning in order to cool the air a little.
While in other parts of the country people look at the changing color of leaves under the chilly weather of autumn, the ones in Santa Barbara face high and dry temperatures. However, the weather is typical for this part of the country in October.
Nevertheless, this situation is going to change, according to meteorologists. The high temperatures that enveloped the Long Beach on Friday are gradually going to drop on Saturday and Sunday. As Rich Thompson, a meteorologist from the U.S. National Weather Service stated, by mid-week weather will bring some rain and even temperatures that may be a little bit below the normal ones.
Thompson added that rain will continue on Wednesday or Thursday. “We may see some showers, maybe even some thunderstorms, but it’s far enough out that we’re unsure of rainfall amounts,” he said.
Thus, the lower temperatures that are to come will be a direct consequence of these storms.
Until then, temperatures in the region will slowly decrease with some degrees on Saturday and Sunday.
In the next few days, however, the weather will remain moderately hot. Along the beach, lifeguards reported life-threatening currents and heavy surf.
The heat and the intense use of power system made the supply of power fail on Friday in San Pedro, thing which affected approximately 11, 500 people.
Carol Tucker, a member of the Department of Water and Power, stated that the power failure the consequence of a contractor touching a cable somewhere between John S. Gibson Boulevard and Figueroa Street, thus propelling a high-tension line out of commission.
However, as high temperatures hit Southern California, this is not abnormal for the first weeks of autumn in Los Angeles, Thompson concluded.
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