LOS ANGELES — Valley and desert areas could see triple-digit temperatures as Southern California’s first major heat wave of the season revs up.

Heavy clouds blanketing Southern California will give way to sunny skies, ushering in hot and dry conditions and an increased wildfire risk.

The National Weather Service said Thursday temperatures could spike into the 90s around Los Angeles and even top 100 in inland areas. The heat wave is expected to peak Friday.

Forecasters say humidity levels could drop as low as 6 percent. The dry conditions accompanied by gusty winds could bring elevated fire danger, especially in mountains and interior valleys.

Along the coast, a high surf advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday, with surf topping 7 feet in some areas.

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