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Rain, extreme-heat warnings issued for L.A. County

September 5, 2011 |  8:11 am

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The National Weather Service has issued an hazardous weather warning, saying showers are possible in parts of Southern California, along with rising temperatures.

According to the weather service, scattered showers, high winds and thunder are possible in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties Monday afternoon. Officials said the showers could produce periods of heavy rainfall and possibly dry lightning.

A new heat wave is also moving into the region Tuesday, officials said, with temperatures expected to top 100 degrees in valley and desert areas of L.A. County.

Officials said the weather conditions heighten the possibility of brush fires. More than 4,000 acres have burned in a Kern County wildfire, and a blaze Friday in the Cajon Pass closed Interstate 15 for several hours.

A high-surf/rip-current warning also remains in effect at many Southern California beaches.


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Graphic: A map indicates the Southern California areas under a hazardous weather warning. Credit: National Weather Service