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Weak Santa Ana event creates hot temps around LA

Beverly Hills Hotel

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If you can find a pool like this one at the Beverly Hills Hotel, you may want to use it as triple-digit heat is predicted to return to Southern California.

The weekend heat will build today and Sunday around Los Angeles, according to the National Weather Service. Monday the Southland should expect near-record high temperatures due to conditions that are caused by a "weak Santa Ana event".

An upper level high pressure system will build across California tomorrow through Tuesday bringing hot and dry conditions to much of Southern California.

Valley residents should expect temperatures to soar into the triple digits Sunday the NWS predicts.

Fire danger will increase across our area on Sunday and peak early next week when hot temps will be mixed with dry conditions. A fire weather watch is in effect for Monday and Tuesday across the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties as they will have a potential for offshore wind gusts of between 20 and 30 miles per hour. 

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