Excessive heat warning issued

Record-breaking heat is expected to descend upon Southern California Monday, with temperatures ratcheting up over the next three days and remaining high but tapering off just a bit through the end of the week.

A high pressure system stalled over the Nevada/Utah border sent inland temperatures soaring in the Bay Area Monday, triggering spare the air and excessive heat warnings for the region.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning that's already in effect in the valleys and will be in forcet from 10 a.m. Monday to at least 10 p.m. Wednesday along the coast and in the greater Los Angeles area.

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The Antelope Valley and other inland valleys are expected to face the worst heat this week, with triple-digit temperatures. Highs in desert areas were expected to remain above 110 for much of the week. A few records were set for the day Saturday, and the NWS said it appears Paso Robles set a new record for the day Sunday at 108 degrees.

On Tuesday, San Diego is forecasted to hit 91 degrees, which would break the previous August 29 record of 88. The first triple digit temperatures are forecast for Tuesday when the high in some areas will exceed 100 degrees.

The Weather Service cautions that elderly, youth, and those without air conditioning will be vulnerable to the heat.

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The smoke and heat should start to disappear by Tuesday of next week, she said, as westerly winds help clear out smoke and keep temperatures in the upper 80s.

Temperatures reached 106 in Woodland Hills on Sunday and 105 in Lancaster. Take precautions to avoid heat illness.

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