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Turkey Day Forecast: Hot With a Side of Fire Danger

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Some radio stations have already busted out the crooning sounds of Christmas tunes (KOST, I'm looking at you) and it's been a few weeks now that lots of shops have had red-and-green decorations for sale and on display, but we're not even at Thanksgiving yet. Looks like our weather won't get the chance to play catch up, either. "You won't need a crackling fire or a sweater this Thanksgiving," jokes LA Now.True that! Our Turkey (or Tofurkey, if you prefer) Day predictions for Los Angeles via the National Weather Service calls for more of the same "unseasonably warm" temps, i.e. those "ranging from the mid-70s along the coast to the mid-80s in the L.A. Basin" and "some inland valleys could reach the low 90s." The hottest day this week? Thanksgiving, of course! For those who hail from colder parts of the US or globe and native Angelenos alike, it's possible one thing you're thankful for is our mild winter weather, so rejoice, and be sure to give props at the dinner table to Mother Nature/Global warming.

All kidding aside, the hot, windy weather this week also means we need be on the alert for fire danger. Brush fires can ignite easily with hot winds sweeping through the region. Not to mention the fire hazards courtesy of people who experiment with deep-frying the turkey.