Southland sizzles amid fall heat wave

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SoCal will see a mid-October heat wave on Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures hitting 100 in downtown Los Angeles.

A ridge of high pressure is bringing hot, dry and gusty Santa Ana conditions to Southern California on Monday and Tuesday, with record temperatures expected in some areas.

Downtown Los Angeles and much of Orange County could hit 100 degrees on Monday and slightly higher on Tuesday for a record-high start to the World Series at Dodger Stadium.

This extreme heat is elevating the risk for wildfires, triggering a red flag warning for most of the Southland until Wednesday evening.

Valleys and the Inland Empire will be even hotter, hitting a high of 103 on Monday, with wind gusts up to 40 mph.

Even coastal areas will be warm, with temperatures hitting 91 and surf in the 2-5 feet range.

Mountain communities will be cooler, reaching only 69, but winds in the passes could hit 40 mph.

The high desert will be warm and windy, hitting a high of 90 with 35 mph gusts.


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