Los Angeles was in for another day of soaring, dangerous temperatures Tuesday, but at least the red-flag super-fire danger warning due to heavy Santa Ana winds has been canceled.
But just after that red flag cancellation, a brush fire broke out overnight in the San Fernando Valley.
The fire was reported around midnight in the 10500 block of Woldrich Street near the Foothill (210) Freeway and was threatening the Hansen Dam Park area, authorities said.
The slow-moving blaze had scorched more than 20 acres by dawn Tuesday. Helicopters made water drops overnight to keep the fire from spreading.
No injuries were reported.
Some area roads were closed overnight, but they were expected to reopen during the morning hours.
Even though the winds have died down, temperatures are again expected to soar close to the 100-degree mark in downtown Los Angeles and into the low 90s at the beaches. It’ll be so hot for a second day in a row that the downtown temperatures will be greater than the high temperatures in Palm Springs.
One again, authorities warned against heavy activity outdoors due to the heat, and said the weather could be especially of concern for children, the elderly and pets.
It’ll gradually be cooler later this week, but still warm for the next few days.
The National Weather Service forecast for Los Angeles and vicinity on Tuesday calls for partly cloudy skies. Highs from around 90 at the beaches to 97 to 100 inland.
Tuesday night it will be mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
The forecast for Wednesday calls for partly cloudy skies. Highs from the mid 70s to around 80 at the beaches to the mid to upper 80s inland.
In Coastal Orange County the forecast for Tuesday calls for partly cloudy skies. Highs 90 to 95
Tuesday night it will be partly cloudy. Lows around 68.
Wednesday it will be partly cloudy. Highs 80 to 85.
The ultraviolet index level in the Los Angeles area for Tuesday is a high 7, according to the weather service. A high exposure level reading of 7-9 means that a person could be sunburned in 7-8 minutes.
Here are the latest temperatures and conditions around Southern California: