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Even More Heat, And Possibly Thunderstorms On The Horizon

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Who says that the weather is always perfect in L.A.? Sometimes we get some bizarre (and frustrating) conditions. For instance, the weather in the upcoming days may include heat, dryness, thunderstorms, and even fog on the coast.

The story of this erratic weather pattern started early last week, when temperatures dropped to the high 70s. We actually saw the faintest bit of drizzle (the first time since May!).

But then temperatures soared back to the low 90s by the weekend, and a ton of Rams fans were treated for heat-related issues at Sunday's game at the Coliseum. While temperatures will cool down to the 70s by Thursday, they'll also jump back to the low 90s by this weekend, according to the Weather Channel. And if you live further out east in, say, the City of Industry, it's possible that temperatures will inch close to triple-digits.

The National Weather service had issued a red flag warning this morning saying that there's a risk of wildfires on Monday because of the warmth and dryness. The warning will go till noon, beyond which point there'll be a less serious fire watch:

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According to the NWS, the threat doesn't just stem from the heat, but also from the possibility of thunderstorms. According to Fox 11, the Southland will see some subtropical moisture this mid-week. This, combined with a low-pressure system offshore, means that there'll be chance of thunderstorms (for the San Gabriel Mountains, in particular) up till Wednesday afternoon. With the dryness in the air, there's an increased chance of dry thunder, which is a significant fire threat.

The NWS also released another warning saying that the beaches will see "local dense fog" that "will create driving hazards" for Monday. So stay safe out there if you're on the road.

To recap:

1. It's hot and dry on Monday.
2. Dense fog along the coast on Monday.
3. Chance of thunderstorms (and dry thunder) till Wednesday.
4. Temperatures to fall to high 70s by mid-week.
5. Temperatures to climb back up to the 90s during the weekend.

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Forecasts also say that my bronchial tubes will be messed up for the next few days.