Sweltering temperatures are expected Wednesday and Thursday in Santa Barbara County, prompting forecasters to issue a Heat Advisory.
Temperatures are forecasted to be in the upper-80s along the coast, and into the mid-90s in inland and mountain areas, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
The Heat Advisory will remain in effect until 9 p.m. Thursday.
Residents are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms if possible, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
There will be some cooling overnight, with lows expected in the upper-40s.
Things are expected to cool off by Friday, with high temperatures dropping 10-15 degrees.
Northwest winds of about 15 mph are expected, with gusts to 20 mph.