Currently in Los Angeles — September 28th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Highs in the mid-90's persist

I see that Wednesday’s high in Downtown LA is projected at 95°F, the same as Tuesday’s, but our excessive heat warning won’t be in effect tomorrow. I’m not sure how the weather service determines when to issue warnings. It appears to come from the same high pressure system, and the heat peaks in the middle of the day, so it’s not like there’s a major difference between excessive heat day and no warning day. With this in mind, keep cool on Wednesday, and continue to hydrate and search for air conditioning. Take advantage of evening walks and dinner patios, because even after sundown, our lows will only reach about 68°F.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Evacuations are underway in Florida as Hurricane Ian moves in. Hurricane Ian, which is now a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to grow to a Category 4 by Tuesday afternoon, before making landfall in Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Thousands across the state are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Since leaving Cuba, the storm’s track has moved slightly east — dangerous Hurricane weather is still expected along the West coast. Threats include flooding, hurricane force winds, tornadoes, power outages and storm surges. Storm surges south of Tampa Bay in Sarasota are now expected to reach up to 12 feet.

According to Currently’s Hurricane expert, Glenn Schwartz, with the hurricane’s new path, there is a smaller chance of the storm weakening before landfall. This will cause the storm to make landfall faster than previously expected.

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—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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