Powerful Santa Ana winds combined with potentially record-breaking temperatures will create extreme fire danger Wednesday across a tinder-dry Southland, officials warned.
Temperatures in Los Angeles County will range from near 90 degrees at the beaches to possibly 100 degrees inland, according to the
The high temperatures also prompted calls from officials to keep an eye on children and seniors, who can be susceptible to heat stroke and other complications. Authorities also advised against leaving pets or children in vehicles, even briefly with windows cracked open, because temperatures can soar inside in just minutes.
There will be little relief from the heat Thursday, with temperatures across the region expected to be largely as high as Wednesday's. Winds, however, should start to subside, the weather service said.
Not until Friday will temperatures start to decline, with highs from the upper-60s to low-70s at the beaches in Los Angeles County and around the mid-80s inland.
Conditions will cool off even more over the weekend, with daytime highs expected in the mid-60s at the beaches and mid-70s inland, according to the weather service.