‘Excessive heat watch’ issued for Los Angeles ahead of Super Bowl LVI

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Los Angeles County from Wednesday through Sunday evening, warning of an increased risk of heat-related illnesses. Highs in the mid- to upper 80s are expected through the rest of the week, with lows in the mid-50s. The forecast calls for 87 degrees on Sunday, when Super Bowl LVI will take place.

The heat could be a factor for the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals in the first half, as the field can get quite hot under SoFi Stadium’s translucent roof. Sunset will be around halftime. The hottest Super Bowl temperature in history was 84 degrees at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for Super Bowl VII in January of 1973.

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