A ridge of high pressure which has been responsible for this late-season heat wave is slowly moving to the east, easing it's influence and providing some relief to these scorching temperatures.
Highs Tuesday were expected to reach 102 in Studio City, just one of many Southland locations expected to surpass the century mark. Red Flag Warnings continue until 6:00 PM Tuesday evening for areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, highlighting the increased wildfire danger.
As high pressure moves east, onshore flow will gradually return, and Southern California will experience a much-welcomed cooling trend. We'll start feeling the effects of the trend right away, with high temperatures tomorrow a good 15 degrees cooler than we're seeing today.
The trend will continue through the weekend, and by next week we're expecting highs in the mid 70s, well below normal for this time of year.
But as always, don't get pack away the shorts and t-shirts just yet! Fall is always a mixed bag of summer heat and winter mild, with a smattering of Santa Ana winds thrown in just for fun. I wouldn't be surprised to see summer make a few more encore appearances before winter rolls around.