Forecast: 1 more day until California heat relief

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 16, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.



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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters say Southern Californians face one more day of sky-high temperatures before they get any relief.

The National Weather Service says the region should expect dangerously hot weather, with an excessive heat warning in effect in Los Angeles County valleys until 7 p.m.

The heat also has brought the threat of explosive fires in the mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

On Tuesday, the temperature in downtown Los Angeles hit 99 degrees by 11 a.m. and about 5,000 customers across the region remained without power.

The Los Angeles Unified School District canceled outside high school sporting events for a second straight day.

Wednesday is expected to bring a cooling trend, but highs could remain in the 90s in many places. As temperatures fall, moisture from Hurricane Odile (oh-DEEL') in Mexico's Baja California will increase humidity.

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