Temperatures will be 20 degrees above normal Tuesday as Southern California faces a blast of heat from inland areas to the coast.
A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. in Los Angeles and Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Long Beach and portions of Ventura County. The high in those areas is expected to be 94 degrees. A heat advisory will also be in effect in Orange County where highs were expected to reach the low 100s.
Humidity levels were expected to be a low 3 to 10 percent, but no red flag warnings signifying a high risk of wildfire were immediately issued, unlike on Monday.
In Riverside County, a heat wave that will last through Thursday as high pressure continues to strengthen. Temperatures will drop to around average when low pressure arrives on Friday.
Winds out of the east will be calmer than Monday, with winds speeds around 15 mph expected and gusts possibly reaching 30 mph.
High temperatures today are forecast to reach 103 in the Coachella Valley, 93 in the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning, 95 in Hemet, 97 in Riverside, 96 in Lake Elsinore, 95 in Temecula and 79 in Idyllwild. The mercury in the Riverside area will top out in the mid-90s to low-100s on Wednesday, while highs in the Coachella Valley are expected to reach 106, forecasters said.
Red flag warnings were in effect for parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Monday. At least three small fires were reported Monday morning in Los Angeles County, including a 60-acre fire in the mountains near the 5 Freeway in Castaic.
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“It’s rare to have the Santa Ana winds in June, which is why we should be ready for wildfires at all times of the year,” said NBC4 forecaster Belen De Leon.