HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND: RED FLAG AND HIGH WIND WARNINGS EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY

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East County News Service

 

December 8, 2017 (San Diego) -- Santa Ana winds will continue this weekend, the National Weather Service advises.  This will combine with very low humidity (5-10% minimums during the days away from the coast and poor nighttime recovery) to bring hazardous fire weather conditions. A red flag warning has been extended until 8 p.m. Sunday from the mountains west to the coast.

Winds will gradually increase again Saturday through Sunday morning. Most of the windier locations will have 20-30 mph winds with local gusts 40-50 mph at times through Sunday, but the San Diego County mountains and foothills could have local gusts of 55-65 mph Sunday morning.  Therefore, the high wind warning has been expanded through 4 p.m. Sunday for parts of San Diego County.  Strongest winds will be just west of the mountain crests and through and below passes and canyons.

Winds will diminish late Sunday and Sunday night, but offshore flow will continue to bring low humidity for most of next week.