Sizzling temperatures settled across the Southland on Saturday, marking the start of a five-day heat wave and intensifying already harsh wildfire conditions.
Although the hot and dry weather will stick around through Wednesday, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sukup said temperatures will peak on Sunday and Monday.
Parts of the San Fernando Valley, including Woodland Hills, he said, will likely hit 108 degrees, and downtown Los Angeles could get into the 90s. Even at night, temperatures will hover in the 70s in parts of the valleys.
The National Weather Service released a warning, saying the long-lasting heat wave — caused by a high-pressure system in the upper part of the atmosphere — could bring “an increased risk of heat-related illness, especially for the homeless, elderly, infants, and anyone participating in outdoor activities.”
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