CALIFORNIA—Temperatures expected to hit a three-digit high this weekend in Southern California increasing dangers of forest fires in the region.
Areas around Los Angeles to see high temperatures on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday will see cooler temperatures from the severe heat.
Afternoon temperatures in Los Angeles County are expected to range between 97 and 108 degrees on Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
They released a heat advisory to citizens in the affected areas. The National Weather Service noted very dry conditions will continue into early next week as a result causing relative high humidity across the interior region.
Glen Frey, National Weather Service Los Angeles tweeted, “The Heat is On” for #SoCal this weekend.”
“Elevated to locally critical #FireWx conditions away from the coast, #cawx” Frey added.
High temperatures combined with gusty winds can cause increase fire conditions causing forest fires every summer in Southern California.
An excessive heat warning issued for the metropolitan area of Inland Empire is expected to last until 9 p.m. Saturday. Afternoon highs are expected to reach around 110 degrees in some locations.
Residents alerted to take precautionary measures and stay cool over the weekend.