The threat of wildfires remained high Monday, as fierce winds, dry heat and the possibility of power cuts threatened much of the state.

Wednesday was expected to reach 101 degrees, and by Thursday is predicted to reach 91.

Inland Orange County is expected to reach the 90s at the beginning of this week, with temperatures approaching the 80s later in the week.

Most power outages Monday and Tuesday will occur in Northern and Central California, according to PG & E.

Thunderstorms were anticipated later this week, particularly in the highlands, meteorologists said.

The National Weather Service forecast wind gusts would reach up to 50 mph in some areas.

That may be hot, but the heat wave is not likely to last long time, said John Dumas, another National Weather Service meteorologist.


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National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices

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Camp Fire (2018)

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Tubbs Fire

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