Santa Ana winds will make it dry and hot this week, with critical fire danger.
A Red Flag Warning in effect until 5pm Tuesday. Easterly winds of 15 to 25 and gusts up to 35mph will dry out the atmosphere, dropping relative humidity from 10 to 15%. Temperatures will be on the rise, the combination of dry conditions, gusty winds, are creating critical fire danger. Peak winds arrive overnight into Tuesday morning in the foothill and mountain areas.
Temperatures will be well above average. The hottest days will Wednesday and Thursday. Expect 80s at the coast, 90s and 100s inland, 80s in the mountains and 100s in the deserts.
A Heat Advisory will be in effect for the inland valleys from 10am Tuesday until 8pm Thursday as high temperatures soar between 90 and 102 degrees.
Temperatures will gradually drop Friday, but temperatures will remain above normal.
Tips to beat the heat:
Drink plenty of water, wear light-weight, loose-fitted clothing, avoid outdoor activity during the heat of the day, stay inside in air conditioning as often as possible, avoid caffeine and alcohol, never leave children or pets inside hot vehicles, provide pets with extra water and bring them inside if possible or at least provide adequate shade.
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