Firefighters across the Southland remained on alert Thursday as dangerous fire conditions develop.
Expect very warm weather for the next couple of days as the off-shore flow and high pressure still dominate. Highs should run 12 to 15 degrees above average.
Strong winds are expected across Southwestern California through Monday morning, officials advised.
Forecasters are warning of an onslaught of gusty, dry conditions that have raised fire danger in swaths of Southern California.
A partial shutdown of the federal government is not expected to affect fire response times during red flag conditions in Southern California, according to a report Thursday.
Fire officials on Monday braced for a last gasp of summer-like heat amid a red flag warning for much of the Southland.
Nearly 200,000 customers are without electricity as violent winds continue to whip the Southland.
A red flag warning will be in effect across the Southland Wednesday due to high winds and low humidity levels.