A break in the heat is coming -- just not yet.
As a high-pressure system remains settled over Southern California, residents should expect another day of record-setting high temperatures on Monday, said
"Today is going to be very close to yesterday," when record-high temperatures baked Burbank and Lancaster, among other cities, Bruno said.
Burbank's record of 103 degrees and Woodland Hills' 104-degree record could both be topped Monday, forecasters said. Downtown, the heat could climb up to 90, and temperatures could climb to between 98 and 104 in the valleys, Bruno said.
It's expected to be up to 10 degrees cooler along the coasts, he said.
Though the weather is extremely dry and hot, a lack of wind means that Southern California won't see any red-flag fire warnings Monday. However, the danger of fire remains high, Bruno said.
The heat wave is expected to break later Monday, forecasters said, with temperatures gradually dropping off through the rest of the week.