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NBC4's Elita Loresco says the Labor Day forecast is perfect for spending the holiday outdoors, but risk of strong rip currents along south- and southwest-facing beaches remain as a weakening storm system makes its way out to sea.
Labor Day in Southern California will start off cool before warming up in the afternoon, repeating a weekend weather pattern perfect for spending the holiday outdoors, said NBC4's forecaster Elita Loresco.
Temperatures will hover in the mid- to upper-90s in the valleys, high desert and Inland Empire, and reach triple digits in the low desert.
It’ll be cooler along the coast and the mountains, where temperatures will reach highs in the mid- to upper-70s. Metro LA and inland Orange County will feel highs in the high 80s to low 90s.
Dry, hot conditions have prompted fire concerns across the interior sections, particularly the Los Angeles County mountains and the Antelope Valley, through Monday night, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Winds were low Morning morning in the San Gabriel Mountains, where a wildfire that started Sunday afternoon continues to burn thousands of acres. Gusts are expected to be stronger in the Santa Clarita Valley, creating increased risk for fire expansion should a blaze break out in the Grapevine, Loresco said.
Along the coast, a storm that prompted high surf advisories over the weekend is weakening in the Pacific but forecasters say the risk of strong rip currents along the coastline remains.
Ventura and LA county beaches will see 2- to 4-foot sets, and waves could reach up to 6 feet at south- and southwest-facing beaches in OC.
The highest surf and strongest rip currents will likely occur at Zuma Beach, Point Dume and in portions of Malibu, according to NWS.
Low tide is clocked at 5:58 p.m., high tide at 11:52 p.m.