Temperatures are expected to reach near the 100-degree mark Tuesday and Wednesday in South Pasadena and across a wide part of Southern California.
The sweltering heat is anticipated to reach 98 degrees in South Pasadena by 3 p.m.
Residents are asked to conserve power during the afternoon and evening hours when air conditioners are at peak use.
Due to the record heat, a statewide Flex Alert has been issued by the state’s independent system operator (ISO) for Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
High temperatures are expected for the next four days.
Record-breaking heat will continue through Wednesday across Southern California and excessive heat warnings are in effect throughout the region.
The scorching weather will be felt in the the San Gabriel, San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains, beach cities, downtown LA, Hollywood Hills, and inland Orange County where highs will range from the mid 90s to low triple digits.
Cooling centers are set up in the South Pasadena Senior Center and adjacent library.