Record-Breaking Fall Heat Wave Scorches SoCal, Prompts Red Flag Warnings

Don’t pull out your fall wardrobe just yet.

Mayu Nagatani uses an umbrella to create shade from the sun as she walks to work in downtown L.A. as a red flag warning remained in effect Monday for almost all of Los Angeles County. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

Mayu Nagatani uses an umbrella to create shade from the sun as she walks to work in downtown L.A. as a red flag warning remained in effect Monday for almost all of Los Angeles County. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

Southern California will feel more like summer than autumn Monday, thanks to triple-digit temperatures and powerful Santa Ana winds for most of the day.

The mercury could reach 103 degrees in Burbank, 101 in Long Beach, 104 in Riverside and 105 in Azusa, Ojai and Van Nuys, forecasters say.

“This time of year you get those wild swings,” said meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie of the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

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