The National Weather Service warned of persisting hot and dry weather Monday, with a continued elevated danger of wildfire.

The weather service urged area residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. It also stressed that children, seniors and pets should never be left unattended in parked vehicles, even with windows open, since vehicle interior temperatures can quickly rise to lethal levels.

The NWS ALSO urged area residents to take extra precautions if they must work or spend time outdoors, to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening when possible, wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing and take frequent rest breaks to avoid heat stroke.

No red flag warnings were in effect, but with low humidity creating very dry conditions to accompany the high heat, the NWS said an elevated danger of wildfire will persist.

Partly cloudy skies were forecast everywhere in L.A. County Monday, along with highs of 82 on Mount Wilson; 83 degrees at LAX; 84 in Avalon; 90 in Long Beach; 91 in Downtown L.A.; 94 in San Gabriel; 95 in Saugus, Palmdale and Pasadena; 96 in Lancaster; and 98 in Woodland Hills. Temperatures will steadily decrease this week and be in the 70s and 80s by Sunday.

Sunny skies were forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 79 on Santiago Peak; 83 in Newport Beach and San Clemente; 84 in Laguna Beach; 86 on Orteha Highway at 2,600 feet; 91 at Fremont Canyon; 93 in Fullerton and at Trabuco Canyon; 94 in Irvine and Anaheim; and 95 in Mission Viejo. By Sunday, temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s.

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