LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — With the first scorching heat wave of the year about to hit Southern California, residents were warned to protect themselves, their loved ones and their pets and to try to conserve energy.

Temperatures are forecast to climb sharply starting Saturday, and Monday could see temperatures between 100 and 110 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Next week’s “dangerously hot conditions” will be the result of “an extremely strong area of high pressure” over Arizona and New Mexico, NWS forecasters say. Some relief is expected in coastal and valley areas Tuesday, but the San Gabriel Mountains and Santa Clarita Valley “will remain dangerously hot,” forecasters said.

The high heat, plus low humidity, “will likely bring an extended period of elevated fire danger across much of southwest California Saturday through Tuesday, the NWS said.

Read more at CBSLA.com.



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