A weak cold front is bringing rain showers to parched Southern California but forecasters say there will be a quick turnabout as Santa Ana winds develop during the weekend, followed by possible record heat.
The National Weather Service said Friday morning’s precipitation would be short-lived, with clouds clearing through the day.
The weather then turns gusty, dry and increasingly hot, with a significant warming trend Monday and Tuesday, bringing critical fire danger.
An excessive-heat watch will be in effect Monday morning to Tuesday evening. Temperatures are expected to be in excess of 100 degrees, with the highest readings on Tuesday.
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