The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and a Red Flag Warning for the Los Angeles area through Tuesday.
Forecasters say high pressure aloft will bring very hot conditions to the region through Tuesday with record temperatures possible and dangerous fire conditions despite a lack of strong winds, especially in the mountains.
While temperatures will remain hot through Tuesday, added moisture starting today will increase the heat index values and potential for heat-related illnesses, especially for the valleys and the Santa Monica Mountain areas, forecasters say.
The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and highs from the upper 70s to mid 80s at beaches to 93 to 100 inland. Local heat index values will run from 100 to 105 in the afternoon. Westerly winds in the afternoon could reach 15 mph.
Tonight’s lows are expect to range from the upper 60s to mid-70s with southwest winds at around 15 mph.
Forecasters say tomorrow’s and Tuesday’s highs will be about like today’s.