A high of 92 degrees is forecast for Monday and then dropping into the 80 s for most of the rest of the week .
Scorching heat descended upon California and parts of the southwest after a heat wave swept across Canada earlier in the week, killing dozens in the province of Quebec
, according to Canadian health officials .
Many areas in California on Friday broke their daily high temperature records, according to CNN meteorologists. Downtown Los Angeles reached a high of 108 degrees, transgressing its previous daily record of 94 degrees, which was set in 1992.
UCLA also broke its previous daily temperature record, where thermometers read 111 degrees .
The peak energy demand level on Friday was 6,256 megawatts, LADWP said, a new record for a day in July, beating out the previous record of 6,165 megawatts, set on July 24, 2006.
The heat is also worsening conditions fueling wildfires in California
, which have claimed one life and forced hundreds to evacuate from their homes .
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