The Southland will continue to experience high temperatures over the next few days, with elevated fire conditions through early this week and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the mountains and parts of eastern Los Angeles County through Monday night, forecasters said Sunday.
“There will be significant warming across the area …, with triple-digit heat likely across the valleys and deserts,” according to the National Weather Service. “Skies will be mostly clear except for areas of morning low clouds at the coast. There will be a slight chance of thunderstorms over the eastern San Gabriel mountains and adjacent portions of the Antelope Valley …”
Forecasters said the heat is the result of a high-pressure system covering the southwestern United States moving toward the west. The result will be daily high temperatures in the 90s and low 100s in valley and interior areas.
Along the coast, morning clouds will help keep things cooler, but temperatures will still be slightly above normal for the next few days.
Humidity levels are expected in the 10% to 25% range, and combined with 20 to 30 mph winds, there will be “elevated” fire conditions in some Los Angeles County mountain areas and the Antelope Valley, according to the NWS.
Sunday’s high in downtown Los Angeles reached 86 degrees, with similar number expected through at least Wednesday. Santa Clarita, Lancaster and Woodland Hills were among the areas seeing triple-digit highs Sunday, with Lancaster topping out at 104. Van Nuys reached 95 degrees and Pasadena reached 94.
Temperatures should drop by a few degrees heading into next weekend, according to the NWS.