High temperatures will soar to near 100 degrees into the weekend in Downtown Los Angeles.
Even many of the Southern California beaches will feel the heat as high pressure weakens the onshore flow and creates an offshore flow.
According to Western Weather Expert Ken Clark, "High temperatures on Saturday will be similar to Friday and should throttle back a bit on Sunday, but it will still be hot."
Indeed temperatures were hot to start the weekend, as Los Angeles soared to 103 degrees, breaking the record of 102 reached two other times on the date.
Temperatures are forecast to be well above normal through the weekend, but about 5 to 10 degrees above normal on Sunday versus 10 to 15 degrees above normal Friday and Saturday.
The circulation around high pressure will direct a flow of air off the Pacific Ocean farther north in California. High temperatures in the Bay area will peak within a few degrees of 70.
During the afternoon hours, the combination of the high temperatures and blazing sunshine can make strenuous activities dangerous. Be sure to drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, to avoid the dangers of heat stroke and hyperthermia, if you must partake in manual labor or sporting events.
While winds will be rather light across the region, the combination of climbing temperatures, dry brush and lowering humidity levels will elevate the fire danger.
Be very careful with outdoor power equipment and open flames this weekend.
More severe weather is on the way for the southern Plains on Tuesday as well as parts of the Midwest and the Northeast.
The same storm system responsible for producing violent and deadly thunderstorms will reach the heavily populated Atlantic Seaboard Thursday.
The atmospheric severe weather engine began firing on all cylinders this past weekend and reached full speed Monday over Oklahoma.
Preliminary reports are calling it an EF-4 tornado that has caused numerous fatalities and injuries in Moore, Okla.
Several tornadoes touched down from Oklahoma to Iowa, including near Wichita, Kan., and Oklahoma City, on Sunday.
Rising temperatures and humidity across the mid-Atlantic will have it feeling like the end of June.
Ohio Valley (1860)
Tornado swarm in Ohio Valley hit Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chilicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH. Damage totalled $1 million; 4 people killed in Cincinnati.
Atlantic City, NJ (1992)
28 degrees -- coldest ever for so late in the season at the airport
Texas County, OK (1937)
Severe dust storm called "Black Blizzard" visibility near zero for 10 minutes.