It won’t be quite as hot as it was two weeks ago, but it will be fire cracker hot this week in the Southland, the National Weather Service said Sunday.
A fire weather watch has been issued, to take effect Tuesday afternoon and expire two days later.
A strong ridge of autumn-like upper level high pressure is setting up over the Grand Canyon region, and it will push air down and out through the coastal mountains this week, the NWS said Sunday in a special weather message.
Triple digit heat will be common across foothill and mountain locations, and several days of gusty afternoon and evening winds will cough up.
Santa Barbara will see isolated evening wind gusts to 55 mph in the hills above Gaviota and Refugio, raising the worry of another fire that would require resources from agencies near Los Angeles.
Winds that strong were not forecast for mountains above Santa Clarita and Los Angeles or near Malibu, however. But it will be hot there by Tuesday, up to 92 on the beaches, and 100 in the hottest areas of the coastal plain like Long Beach.
Inland valley temperatures may hit 108 degrees, in places like Newhall and Woodland Hills.
On the coast, waves of 4 to 8 feet were forecast for Monday morning through Wednesday night, coming from the south. This will affect Orange County and San Pedro, plus Malibu.
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