LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An elevated danger of fire today threatened L.A. County mountain and valley areas, including the Highway 14 corridor in the Antelope Valley, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service forecast hot, dry and windy conditions amid temperatures of 86-102 degrees and onshore winds of 35-50 miles per hour along the Antelope Valley Freeway corridor and in the San Gabriel Mountains foothills in the Antelope Valley
Forecasters urged area residents not to drive or park on grass, not to leave a campfire unattended and to treat potential fire sources with extra caution.
Mostly partly cloudy skies were forecast in L.A. County, although sunny skies were expected in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, along with highs of 72 degrees in Avalon; 74 at LAX; 75 on Mount Wilson; 79 in Long Beach; 80 in Downtown Los Angeles; 84 in Burbank and San Gabriel; 85 in Pasadena; 86 in Saugus; 88 in Woodland Hills; and 95 in Palmdale and Lancaster. Many communities will find themselves back in the 90s Friday, and the Antelope Valley will again confront temperatures in the low 100s starting Saturday.
The NWS forecast sunny skies in Orange County today and highs of 72 degrees in Laguna Beach; 73 in San Clemente and on Santiago Peak; 74 in Newport Beach; 77 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 79 at Fremont Canyon;83 at Trabuco Canyon; 80 in Fullerton; 81 in Irvine and Mission Viejo; 83 in Anaheim and Yorba Linda. Orange County highs will remain in the 80s at least through Monday.
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