Fire officials expect a southern California wildfire to spread Friday, fueled by continuing Santa Ana winds. They are resuming overflights to drop flame retardant, but urge area residents to be prepared to evacuate.
Santa Ana winds: Pasadena is reporting hundreds of trees down and one wind-related injury. Hundreds of thousands of Southern California residents are without power from the worst Santa Anna winds in more than a decade.
First responders are busy but not overwhelmed by rain storms that have lashed California for five days. Preparedness efforts include ways to channel mudslides, should they strike roads or homes.
LA heat record of over 110 degrees was set on Monday, just after noon in the downtown area. More high temperatures, though not record-setting, are forecast for Tuesday for LA.
Beginning on the West Coast at 7pm, the earth's shadow will bathe the moon in a red or orange tinge.