An excessive heat warning is in effect from the National Weather Service for much of Southern California this week. Here in the Tri-Commmunity, we’re expected to experience the hottest conditions this weekend. Temperatures will be in the 90s for Wrightwood and will reach up to 100 for Phelan and Pinon Hills.
The National Weather Service is asking SoCal residents to be prepared for the heat and to “Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.” The Phelan and Wrightwood Libraries are available to residents as cooling centers during their regular operating hours: Monday – Wednesday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Wrightwood Branch Library is located at 6011 Pine Street in Wrightwood, and the Phelan Branch Library is located at 9800 Clovis Road in Phelan.
If you are a senior citizen, you may be eligible for a free fan from San Bernardino County. Call the SBC Senior Information and Assistance hotline at 800-510-2020 to see if you qualify. There are also limited supplies of fans and portable cooling units for eligible seniors from the Victor Valley Community Services Council. To see if you qualify, call the VVCSC at 760-243-9646 during their regular business hours on Monday -Thursday from 9 am-5 pm.
The heat warning is in effect from now until Tuesday, July 18th, but temperatures will remain hot next week, where the weather for Wrightwood is forecasted to be back in the 80s and the mid-90s for Phelan and Pinon Hills.