LOS ANGLES (CBSLA.com) — It did not take long for the heat to return on Sunday. In some areas, it never really went away.
The temperature had reached 103 in Saugus, in the Santa Clarita Valley, by 11 a.m., while it was 100 in Woodland Hills, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather was made even more unbearable for thousands of residents affected by power outages across the Southland.
Thousands of Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison customers were affected in the following cities Sunday afternoon: Toluca Lake, Granada Hills, Tujunga, Tarzana, Sun Valley, Sherman Oaks, Westwood, the Fairfax District, South Gate, Whittier, Norwalk, Corona, West Covina, Pomona, La Habra, Lakewood and Garden Grove.
Crews worked into the evening to restore power to residents so they could get their air conditioners and fans back on.
The weather service extended Red Flag Warnings for extreme fire danger to 6 a.m. Monday, noting concerns from the heat and dry conditions in the mountains and foothills of Los Angeles County.
KNX 1070’s Bob Brill reported that the warning could be further extended to Tuesday, and other counties might be added if the weather service finds it necessary.