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Heat wave: Sizzling inland in the Tri-Counties, not so bad on the coast

Luis Graterol

Coastal, inland areas expected to peak Friday: Further inland, the hottest temperatures could come Saturday.

The heat wave hitting the Tri-Counties is expected to peak this weekend, but meteorologists now say above normal temperatures could continue into next week.

Some coastal areas have come through it cooler than expected, thanks to the marine layer. But, off the coast, some inland valleys have peaked at around 110 degrees.

There is a Fire Weather Warning for much of the Tri-Counties until Saturday morning.

The forecast calls for coastal, and inland areas to have their hottest temperatures Friday, with valleys peaking Saturday.

There will be gradual cooling as we move into the new week, but it could be next weekend before temperatures return to the normal range.

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.