CALIFORNIA BRACES FOR RECORD-SETTING HEATWAVE AND MORE FIRES
California is bracing for record-breaking temperatures and dangerous fire weather conditions this Labor Day weekend.
The National Weather Service urges people to limit outdoor activity and to stay hydrated.
According to Frank Fisher, an NWS meteorologist for the southern part of the state, Saturday and Sunday will be about 20 to 30 degrees above normal across the entire area.
He said, by Monday, it will be 10 to 20 degrees above normal but still very warm and dangerous outside.
Fisher said temperatures are expected to peak to 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42.2 Celsius) in the Los Angeles area on Sunday and to 118 Fahrenheit (47.8 Celsius) further inland in Woodland Hills.
Excessive heat warnings through the holiday weekend and possibly beyond have also been issued in other western states, including Arizona and Nevada.