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Thought It Was Fall? Think Again! It's Going To Be Brutally Hot Today

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Heat waves rise and distort Hollywood Boulevard during a major heat wave in Southern California on June 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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We have good news and bad news. The bad: It's going to be brutally hot today and it will basically feel like the Earth ate the sun in most of Los Angeles. The good: Despite how it might feel, the sun won't actually consume our fair planet for at least five to seven billion years, so, there's that!

Temperatures will hit the 90s at the beach (!) and quickly escalate into the triple-digits as we move east from the coast and you sweat through your clothes. According to Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, temperatures could go as high as 106 in the valleys. Downtown will also hit the triple digits.

And please, please don't throw any lit cigarettes out your car window. Hoxsie told LAist that there will be a red flag warning in place in the Los Angeles mountains until 3 p.m., and that the combination of low humidity and gusty winds (plus dry vegetation) makes for some serious fire danger. Besides, that's littering.

Salvation isn't too far away, though. Hoxsie tells us that temperatures will drop off significantly Tuesday (from five to ten degrees), and that things will be even cooler Wednesday. Tomorrow, tomorrow, it's only a day away!

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In other news, Hoxsie told us that the rise of Donald Trump "doesn't relate to weather," and that the National Weather Service is "not aware of" any connection between today's heat wave and the presidential debates tonight.

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Rendering of what the view from Earth could look when the sun is a Red Giant and we are all dead in approximately six billion years. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)