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Red Flag Warning Returns With Cold Santa Ana Winds

Red Flag Warning Returns With Cold Santa Ana Winds

The Santa Clarita weather forecast shows gusts as high as 50 miles per hour to start off the week, with temperatures expected to increase throughout the week into the high 70s.

A high wind warning also went into effect today, with both warnings set to expire late Thursday night, according to the NWS.

The dry air and hurricane-force winds were expected to create "critical fire conditions" in the area starting Sunday evening, and the forecasts indicated the region could see Red Flag Warnings up through the next four nights and days.

"Any fires that develop will spread rapidly", the weather service's warning states.

"But the winds themselves will probably be the strongest we've seen of the season", he added.

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Los Angeles County firefighters will send a strike team to the Malibu area Monday morning, putting five fire engines and about 25 firefighters into the heart of the fire-prone Santa Monica Mountains. "Proactively locating crews in those areas will shorten response time if there is an outage". Humidity levels will be in the 10 to 15 percent range today and the 7 to 15 percent range from Tuesday through Saturday.

Forecasters say the offshore flow is likely to last into next week, and that San Diego is unlikely to receive significant rain for the first half of December.

But the lack of recent rainfall and low humidity levels have dried out the extra fuel, making it ready to spark.

Winds will die down somewhat for Wednesday and Thursday, but intermittent strong gusts will still be possible. Marginal danger is predicted for today and Wednesday and moderate danger for Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

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