Today will be another near record-hot day with mild Santa Ana conditions continuing and temperatures topping out 10 to 20 degrees above normal for most of the county.
A Heat Advisory is in effect until 5pm today for the coast and valleys where temperatures will soar into the 90s this afternoon.
The heat on top of the dry and gusty winds will lead to elevated fire danger. Winds will peak this morning with easterly gusts up to 35mph inland to the mountains.
A stronger Santa Ana event will develop Thursday and Friday with easterly gusts of 50 to 60mph possible and humidity levels between 5 and 10%. A Fire Weather Watch will go into effect at 3am Thursday and last through 10pm Friday.
Above normal temperatures will continue all week with cooler weather by the weekend and below normal temperatures by early next week.
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