Malibu is bathed in orange smoke this morning

Blame that brish fire west of Santa barbara. At 2 thousand acres now … zero containment reported. US 101 is open at this time … but fire was on both sides of  the freeway last njght and it was closed off and on.
Dangerous winds are forecast to break out this weekend …. Goleta and western Santa Barbara are in this fire’s path. Fire crews from as far away as San Diego have been brought in.

This is bad news for Malibu … as a powerful HEAT WAVE WILL GRIP southern California BETWEEN SUNDAY AND TUESDAY….POTENTIAL DANGEROUS RECORD BREAKING HEAT ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA is forecast for SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY… There is an ELEVATED FIRE DANGER ACROSS Southern CALIFORNIA for four days … starting tomorrow ….We will see a COMBINATION OF VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS…BRIEF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS are POSSIBLE in SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY.. where the fire is churning now.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB INTO THE 90S ACROSS INLAND AREAS BY SATURDAY…WITH temperatures well above 100 in the mountains just above Malibu predicted. MONDAY LIKELY will be the HOTTEST DAY FOR MUCH OF THE REGION.

THE PROJECTED HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES IS 100 DEGREES FOR MONDAY. THIS KIND OF HEAT IS UNUSUAL FOR COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN JUNE…

Power outages are all possible due to the power imbalance caused by the loss of the Porter Ranch natural gas storage facility.