Continued triple-digit temperatures across Southern California fried transformers as everyone turned on the AC, knocking out power across the region. The LA Times reports 21,000 homes were still waiting for power last night, and Southern California Edison was scrambling to keep up. "We need is a break in the weather to slow the pace in calls," a spokesman said.
More than 100 crews are working to restore power to affected areas. Meanwhile, scattered fires started due to lightning strikes and other causes. Some areas have been evacuated, but no injuries have been reported so far. Temperatures should head back down soon: "It will feel more like normal by Thursday and Friday," says one meteorologist.