STUDIO CITY, CA – It was another hot, dry day in the San Fernando Valley today, with a mini heatwave expected to bring triple-digit heat to parts of the region as high temperatures continue until tomorrow.
A heat advisory will be in effect until 8 p.m. Monday in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica Mountains, but will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday in the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita Valleys.
Forecasters said the valleys and mountains of LA could see temperatures as high as 105 degrees.
“Hot, dry conditions will persist through Tuesday as a strong ridge of high pressure remains over the region,” according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures are expected to drop slightly on Tuesday, however – around 3 to 6 degrees – but it will still be warm.
Monday was the second consecutive day of high temperatures.
On Sunday, the high temperature reached 104 degrees in Woodland Hills, where a high of 102 was forecast for Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Nearby West Hills hit 105, with an identical high expected on Monday. Reseda hit 106 on Sunday, with a high of 105 expected on Monday.
A high of 104 was expected Monday in Lancaster. Santa Clarita hit 101 on Sunday, with the same lofty forecast for Monday. The temperature in downtown Los Angeles reached 92 on Sunday, with a high of 93 expected for Monday. Pasadena reached 101 on Sunday, with 102 expected on Monday.
Things were much nicer on the beaches in the area. Santa Monica also reached 73 on Sunday, with a forecast of 76 for Monday.
Very hot and dry conditions will produce high fire weather through the middle of the week, with brief critical conditions in the windiest areas, according to the NWS.
“A low pressure system will move through the region on Wednesday, bringing the southwesterly flow aloft and gradually cooling temperatures,” forecasters said. “Overnight low clouds will continue to affect coastal areas through Wednesday and may also extend to some coastal valleys.”
— City News Service