Southern Californians, prepare for another baking hot weekend.
The high-heat onslaught had already begun Friday, with temperatures expected to reach 97 in downtown Los Angeles, and 100 and up in the Antelope, San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys.
The beaches were expected to see temperatures in the upper 70s and mid-80s, while Los Angeles County mountains were set to range from the mid-90s to 104, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service.
The Inland Empire was similarly set to be scorched.
Thankfully, humidity will be lower than it's been during some of this summer's hot and muggy spells.
The high temperatures, which are set to remain in the area through Saturday, are here thanks to an upper level high-pressure system, federal forecasters said. The forecast prompted a hazardous weather outlook.
Gusty winds in the mountains of LA and Ventura counties – along with the high heat and low humidity – meant heightened fire danger, weather officials said.
Cooler weather is expected on Sunday, though temperatures will still be above normal. Temperatures will drop further on Monday, forecasters said.
The weather service recommended that those who need to be outdoors or who are without air conditioning wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing, drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids and avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day.
Children, the elderly and pets should never been left in vehicles, even with the windows down.