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You know it's hot. But, when will the heat wave hitting the Tri-Counties end?

Coastal communities will be a haven from the heat, with the marine layer keeping temperatures on the cool side.

The heat wave that’s hitting the Western U.S. means it is going to be a very hot weekend for parts of the Tri-Counties.

There’s an excessive heat warning for the mountains and inland valleys of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Temperatures could hit around 100 degrees.

But, the marine layer is continuing to keep things much cooler along the coast. Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Pismo Beach will all have highs in the mid-70’s to around 80.

Meteorologists say the heat wave could peak Saturday. But, they say the cooling will be gradual, and it could be the middle of next week before we get back to normal.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.