LOS ANGELES — Red flag warnings for wildfire danger were issued Sunday for much of Los Angeles County due to expected gusty winds and low humidity overnight.
Critical Fire Weather Conditions, Red Flag Warning in effect Tonight-Mon! Gusty winds, low humidities & drying fuels means there is a potential for extreme fire behavior! Conditions will linger into Tuesday as winds persist, temps climb and air remains dry. #CAwx #socal #FireWx pic.twitter.com/PHGq2aacFt
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) June 7, 2020
Is it June or October? A Santa Ana pattern will generate gusty northeast winds and extremely dry conditions on Monday. A short period of critical conditions are possible early in the afternoon. Hot, dry, and breezy conditions will last into Tuesday. #cawx pic.twitter.com/7uOsVwkNa2
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) June 7, 2020
Wind and heat advisories were also in effect for inland areas of Orange County while a wind advisory was in effect for much of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. A heat advisory was in effect for coastal area of Orange and San Diego counties.
The Red Flag warnings, issued by the National Weather Service, go into effect at 6 p.m. Sunday in the mountains and the Angeles National Forest, at 10 p.m. in the Santa Monica Mountains and the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, and at midnight in downtown Los Angeles and the coastal areas.
They will remain in effect until 7 p.m. Monday.
Gusty north and northeast winds were expected to reach as high as 45 miles an hour Sunday evening.
Another mid-week heat wave is also coming to the Southland, with temperatures in the upper 90s expected in the valleys.
Sunday’s high in downtown Los Angeles was 79, but that was expected to jump to 91 on Monday and 95 on Tuesday, according to the NWS. In Woodland Hills, the high was expected to be 83 on Sunday, 94 on Monday and 98 on Tuesday.
Other expected highs Monday include 89 in both Riverside and Santa Ana.
The heat wave is expected to subside on Friday, with cooler weather in the forecast for next weekend.
The Los Angeles Daily News contributed to this story.
Source: Orange County Register