Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Hot and dry conditions are expected to continue rocking the Southland through Monday’s holiday, with several areas under heat warnings and critical fire conditions in place through Tuesday.
For the Santa Clarita Valley, where temperatures between 100 and 105 degrees are expected, heat warnings apply until 8 p.m. Monday.
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In the Los Angeles County Mountains, with the exception of the Santa Monica Range, highs between 96 and 106 were projected.
A heat warning for San Fernando expired on Sunday, but Monday’s National Weather Service forecast said that “local temperatures of 100 degrees could still be reached in the region in the warmest places”.
On Sunday the maximum temperatures reached 110 degrees in Woodland Hills, 109 in Van Nuys and 108 in Northridge.
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Monday highs between 98 and 106 degrees are expected in Antelope Valley. Temperatures between 90 and 95 degrees are expected in the interior of Orange County.
The Los Angeles County health official issued a heat alert for the West San Fernando Valley on Sunday and Monday and a heat alert for the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys on Monday.
The high temperatures, combined with the extremely low humidity, will create critical fire weather conditions over the valleys, mountains and deserts of Southern California through Tuesday. Crews battled a small bushfire in the Angeles National Forest on Monday morning. The East Fire burned between 4 acres before the advance was halted.
A gradual cooling trend is expected to begin across Southland on Tuesday, with highs dropping to 8-10 degrees by next weekend.
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