High Fire Danger
Record-breaking heat hit Southern California on Thursday as the region prepared for a sweltering weekend marked by Santa Ana winds and extreme fire danger.
The warm weather is upon us. Look for temperatures into the 90s Monday with the off-shore flow taking hold. That also means high fire danger as well.
An off-shore flow continues to bring gusty winds and high fire danger Tuesday. Temperatures to be in the upper 70s to low 80s.
High wind warnings and advisories are in effect for most of the viewing area. Temperatures will be above average in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Southern Californians should keep that beach umbrella handy and hold off on buying new snow skis — at least through the end of 2013.
On this high fire danger day, crews responded to a report of smoke near Southern California’s Bear Mountain ski resort, but left without finding flames.
A fire burning in Hesperia has scorched approximately 40 acres, the San Bernardino National Forest reported via Twitter.
Gusty Santa Ana winds are expected across Southern California, along with warm temperatures, dry air and the potential for wildfires.
Elevated fire restrictions were in effect Sunday for the Santa Ana Mountains and Ortega Highway in Orange County, officials announced.