Temperatures soared across the Southland on Wednesday, the hottest day of a weeklong heat wave that’s combining with low humidity to create elevated fire danger.
A heat advisory will be in effect through Friday in the Southland, with temperatures climbing into triple-digit territory not only in the valleys but also in Orange County and other inland areas, according to the National Weather Service.
The heat prompted the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s power grid, to issue a flex alert that will be in effect from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. The alert urges residents to conserve energy wherever possible to reduce strain on the grid and prevent possible rolling blackouts.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials on Friday released footage of the first deputy shooting captured on newly rolled out body-worn cameras. Fred Williams III was killed this month during a foot chase in Willowbrook.