Clouds to bring slight reprieve, but danger remains, officials say

A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the region through Friday morning is expected to nudge hot, humid temperatures down, but they could still hit 103 in Burbank and Glendale, according to the National Weather Service.

On Friday, daytime highs could hit 102 before subsiding through the weekend into the 80s and 90s.

The large amount of clouds over the next two days will reduce the effects of the sun enough to drop temperatures a few degrees, so much so that previously issued extreme heat warnings for the Burbank-Glendale area have been canceled, according to the weather service.

“We should be back to normal Southern California weather on Saturday,” Andrew Rorke, a spokesman for the National Weather Service, told The Times.

Despite the slight reprieve, officials have warned that tender dry vegetation in the hillsides remains extremely vulnerable to lightning-sparked brush fires.

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

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