As Heat Wave Continues, Red Flag Warning Issued


Nine days into Southern California's heat wave, officials say there's a high risk of wildfires and have issued a red flag warning for the L.A. County portion of the San Gabriel Mountains. 

The warning begins at 9 a.m. Thursday morning and will continue until 9 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, you can thank the high winds, low humidity and high heat the region has been experiencing lately. 

"If fire ignition occurs, conditions may be favorable for extreme fire  behavior which would threaten life and property,'' according to an NWS  statement.

The weather service has also issued an excessive heat warning for the San Gabriel Mountains and Antelope Valley where temperatures will get into triple digit territory. The heat warning is in effect through Sunday night. 

A heat advisory will be in force in the Santa Clarita Valley until Sunday night as well. 

As for the rest of Los Angeles? It'll remain hot, but some places around town will get a bit of a break in the heat with some places seeing cooler temps by a few degrees lower than Wednesday. 


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