World Series opener could be the hottest ever as a heat wave heads for SoCal
The first two games of the World Series, happening Tuesday and Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, could be the hottest ever as a brutal heat wave approaches Southern California.
Sorry, Los Angeles. That rainfall you might've felt on Friday morning was just a tease.
Meteorologists expect Monday and Tuesday to be scorchers, with most areas seeing temperatures starting in the 90s and going as high as 105 degrees.
But this won't be your ordinary heat wave.
This time around, the beaches and coastal areas won't offer much relief.
"If you're looking to escape and look for cooler weather, head to the desert," Todd Hall with the National Weather Service says. "That's where it's actually going to be cooler."
The reason? An offshore flow that will affect most of the Southland, from Orange County to the Inland Empire.
Temperatures will be about 20 degrees hotter than normal for this time of year. On Tuesday, the hottest spots should be Long Beach, Burbank and possibly LAX.
Forecasters also predict Santa Ana winds blowing from the outfield at 20 to 30 miles per hour on Tuesday.
L.A. County's mountains are also under a red flag warning — a combo of high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity — through Tuesday. In these kind of conditions, a small spark can touch off a fast-moving fire.