Another Heatwave Headed to Southern California; Elevated Danger of Fire

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A woman uses a broken umbrella to shield herself from the sun in Los Angeles. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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A heat wave is expected to smother Southern California this weekend and last into next week, with high temperatures elevating the risk of wildfire throughout the region.

The mercury in downtown Los Angeles is expected to climb from the mid-80s Saturday to close to 90 on Sunday, while the valleys are in for triple-digit temperatures.

“Looks like we’re in for an extended period of hot and very dry weather,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sukup. “Elevated fire danger is going to be up — the other concern, because of how dry the fuels are and then it’s also going to be very hot and very dry.”

The peak of the heat wave is expected to last from Sunday through Tuesday, with the valleys experiencing temperatures between 100 to 108 degrees

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