L.A. Forecast: Stifling Heat Wave Could Break Records This Weekend

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Los Angeles faces a potentially record-breaking heat wave this weekend, with temperatures expected to climb into the triple digits in much of the region.

As the mercury rises, humidity across the region is forecast to drop, putting Southern California at increased risk of wildfires, forecasters warned.

The heat-up is expected to begin Thursday, with temperatures potentially reaching the mid-90s downtown and topping 100 in the valleys of L.A. County, said meteorologist Scott Sukup.

The temperature is expected to continue climbing until it peaks Sunday, when heat records for the date could be broken across the region, including downtown L.A.’s record of 100 degrees and Woodland Hills' 107-degree record set in 1971, officials said.

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