By KRIS REILLY, Editor
LUCERNE VALLEY • Daytime high temperatures are expected to remain in the triple digits for the entire week and could climb to 108 degrees Fahrenheit by the weekend.
The National Weather Service predicts a high of 103 degrees today, followed by highs reaching 106 on Thursday and Friday and a possible high of 108 degrees Saturday. The NWS forecasts a daytime high of 106 on Sunday.
The NWS has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the inland areas of California, including Lucerne Valley.
During times of extreme heat, the NWS advises residents to avoid strenuous outdoor activity whenever possible; drink plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids; wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing with a hat to provide shade; use sunscreen; and never leave children or pets in enclosed vehicles, even briefly.
Those seeking a free air conditioned environment may visit the Lucerne Valley Senior Center, which will serve as a “Cool Center” through Oct. 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (760) 248-2248 for more details.
Visit weather.gov and enter your local zip code for weather updates and warnings from the NWS.