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Hot, Dry Weather Prompts Fire Concerns

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(Credit: AP)

(Credit: AP)

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The calendar may say it’s the second day of fall, but Southern California is in for high temperatures and fire danger over the next few days.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou’s Reports On High Temperatures, Fire Danger

A heat warning is in effect for much of the Southland, as temperatures are expected to be in the 90s Friday. They will continue to rise throughout the weekend, and likely peak Monday, when the offshore flow will be the strongest. Triple-digit heat is expected in some areas, such as the Antelope Valley.

Fire danger will remain high due to low humidity levels.

The late-season high-pressure system is expected to weaken next week, which will result in a gradual cooling trend.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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