It's not quite a Santa Ana, but gusty winds and hot, dry air will somewhat bedevil Southern California for the next four days, forecasters said today.
Heat will build today and Sunday, and by Monday near-record high temperatures are possible in the Southland, according to the National Weather Service.
By Monday, highs of 85-95 are possible at L.A. County beaches. The Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Hills and downtown Los Angeles will see highs of 95-105, the NWS advisory said.
Chatsworth and the other hottest pockets of the inland valleys may see 108 degrees Monday and Tuesday. The highest mountains will be in the 70s, and the lowest deserts will top out near 115.
Humidities will be very low, and the coastal marine level fog bank non- existent until about Wednesday, when an on-shore flow will return, the NWS predicted.
Gusty winds are likely in prone locations, but will be below Santa Ana thresholds, forecasters said.