The heat is on in Southern California as temperatures are expected to peak between 90 and 100 degrees in some locations.
This comes as a large ridge of high pressure has been building into the region, drying things out and sending temperatures well above average.
The anomalous heat will peak through Saturday with temperatures 15 to 30 degrees above average.
Numerous records were set on Thursday and at least 20 more are in jeopardy on Friday, the majority of which are in California.
The heat in California will be focused in two regions, the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, where temperatures will soar into the 90s and lower 100s on Friday.
Heat Advisories have been issued for all the coastal plains and coastal valleys, the Santa Clarita Valley and the Santa Monica Mountains through 6 p.m. Pacific time on Friday. This includes major metro areas such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.
In Los Angeles proper, high temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s on Friday could make it their hottest April day in eight years. Back in the interior valleys, triple-digit temperatures could make it their hottest April day since 2004.
The incoming heat has the potential to trigger heat-related illnesses for the homeless, outdoor workers, those participating in outdoor activities, the elderly and infants. Cooler overnight temperatures, generally in the 50s for the Valley and foothills, will limit heat risk, the National Weather Service said.
Temperatures will increase through early next week in parts of Texas, where temperatures will reach or approach the triple digits Monday and Tuesday, especially across southern and western parts of the state. Elevated fire weather conditions will also continue due to dry and breezy conditions.