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Happy October, L.A.! It's About to Get Hella Hot

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Monday may bring us a turn of the calendar page to October, but Sunday is bringing to the Los Angeles area a heatwave that is expected to hold on for about three days.

It's going to be scorching, as a matter of fact. The National Weather Service says we can thank an upper level high pressure system combined with an offshore flow near the surface for temps between 100 and 105 degrees in the valleys, and temps in the upper 90s elsewhere in Los Angeles County Sunday. We're headed for record-setting temps Monday and into Tuesday, too--it could hit 107 in the San Fernando Valley, and we might even see 100 in or near Downtown Los Angeles.

These hot, dry conditions are ideal breeding ground for fires, with sparks carried by offshore winds.

Alas, when the weather breaks by Wednesday, we're still only due for slight cooling, then a bit more cooling by Thursday. While the rest of the nation dons scarves and jackets, we are definitely in the land of sunblock, tank tops, and air conditioning. Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?