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Red Flag warning in effect through Monday


Last updated 1/30/2018 at 10:55am

SAN DIEGO - A red flag warning went into effect at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, for much of San Diego county as well as a large

swath of Southern California. The National Weather Service said the region would be at an increased risk for wildfires to start and spread. due to strong winds and low humidity.

The warning will extend through 4 p.m. Monday and was issued for the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and Riverside County valleys and mountains.The strongest winds will blow through passes and canyons where motorists, especially those driving high-profile vehicles, should be extra cautious. Drivers should also watch for broken tree limbs and downed palm fronds.

Humidity levels will dip as low as 10 percent during the day with poor overnight recovery, forecasters said.

Forecasters expect northeast winds to range between 20 to 30 mph with some isolated gusts topping out at 65 mph.

The NWS warned that "any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly." Outdoor burning should be avoided.

Decreasing winds are predicted for Tuesday with little recovery in humidity. A little greater recovery of humidity will be seen on Wednesday with a return of weak onshore flow.


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