Evelyn Taft's Weather Forecast (July 17)

Wind gusts are coming in at 14 mph and humidity is at 31 percent in Idyllwild, where the temperature has dropped to 68 degrees as firefighters continue to battle the 19,400-acre Mountain Fire. Elsewhere in Los Angeles, residents should expect a higher heat index as humidity rises across the Southland, with a slight chance of thunderstorms.