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If You Haven't Already, Time to Find the Sunscreen

Look for a warming trend starting today, lasting almost a week.

A warming trend starts today across the Southland. Patch file photo.
A warming trend starts today across the Southland. Patch file photo.

A warming trend will begin in the Southland today, bringing downtown L.A. an early blast of summer with a high of 88 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday before current temperature levels return on Thursday, National Weather Service forecasters said.

The NWS attributed the hot spell, coming on top of what already were unseasonably warm temperatures, to an upper level ridge of high pressure combining with a weak offshore flow.

The National Weather Service is forecasting highs today of 66 in Newport Beach; 69 in Avalon and at LAX; 72 in Long Beach; 73 in Lancaster; 74 in Anaheim, San Gabriel, Palmdale and downtown L.A.; 75 in Burbank; 77 in Pasadena and Woodland Hills; and 78 in Saugus.

Saturday will be several degrees warmer -- 11 degrees warmer, for instance, in Burbank and downtown L.A., where the high will be 83.

The downtown high will climb another three degrees on Sunday, reaching a summer-like high of 88 before a cooling trend sets in on Monday. By Thursday, the downtown high will be back at today's level.

--City News Service

Rocky Neidhardt March 16, 2014 at 07:02 PM
I use neutrogena spray 70spf waterproof
Mara T March 16, 2014 at 07:21 PM
Sublime Sun by L'Oreal, 50 SPF and water resistant for an hour. Broad spectrum protection.
Mara T March 16, 2014 at 07:23 PM
PS Only sunscreens that pass the FDA’s Broad Spectrum test (providing proportional protection against UVA and UVB rays) may be labeled as “Broad Spectrum.”
Stoked March 17, 2014 at 09:31 AM
I would consider going somewhere other than loreal for beauty/sunscreen products. After a backlash on their animal testing procedures in the '80's they quit testing on animals but instead outsourced that testing. It took them until last year to stop that outsourcing but they still have a disclaimer that they 'may' test under certain circumstances. Do you really trust their sneaky policies? Also steer clear of any face wash products that contain polyethylene. Those contain the plastic microbeads that are placticizing our oceans.
John March 17, 2014 at 07:00 PM
I strongly suggest looking into what you are putting on your skin before just slathering something that says SPF whatever. Your skin is like a mouth and will drink whatever you put on it. Most popular brands have a higher risk of being unhealthy to your body compared to the sun. http://www.ewg.org/2013sunscreen/ is a great place to look. I use kinesys.

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