Southern California still baking under late-season heat wave
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Southern California is still simmering in the late-season heat wave. Many areas saw more triple-digit temperatures on Friday.
The mercury were expected to soar to the 90s for Los Angeles and Orange counties, 100s in the Inland Empire, Valleys and High Desert communities and upper-70s for the local mountains.
The San Bernardino and Riverside county valleys are under a heat advisory through 7 p.m. Friday.
It's not just the extreme heat that's causing concern. Thursday, a storm cell brought rain to Banning and other areas. The storm also caused flash flooding. In Mentone, a creek turned into a raging river and firefighters had to rescue a trapped couple.
Flash flood watches are in effect for the desert and mountain areas, lasting until about 8 p.m. Friday.
Some relief from the heat is expected by Monday with the humidity dropping as well as the temperatures.
Some out-of-towners visiting downtown Los Angeles said they appreciated the heat, but the locals were singing a different tune. Many said they're ready for some fall-like weather.
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