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San Diego County gets some relief from dangerous fire conditions

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Cooler and more humid weather is on its way to San Diego County Wednesday before hotter, dryer weather returns over the weekend.

A low-pressure system moving over the region Wednesday will bring morning and nighttime clouds inland from the coast as a deep marine layer builds over the water.

Cool marine air will also be pushed inland from the beaches beginning Wednesday before warmer weather, Santa Ana winds and potentially dangerous fire conditions return over the weekend.

High temperatures Wednesday will be 72 to 77 degrees at the beaches and inland, 76 to 81 in the western valleys and near the foothills, 72 to 80 in the mountains and 89 to 94 in the deserts.

In the Los Angeles area much needed relief from fire weather will not come. The San Gabriel Valley area was under red flag warning Wednesday as critical fire weather conditions — including stiff Santa Ana winds and single-digit humidity levels — continued. Dangerous fire conditions were expected to last in the area until at least Saturday morning. 

"Critical red flag fire weather conditions are becoming more likely across the watch area late Thursday due to the potential for northerly winds gusting between 30 and 45 miles per hour'' amid humidity levels of between 5 and 15 percent, warned the statement.

On Friday night, the wind will be similar "if not stronger" than on Thursday, it said, adding that critical conditions could extend briefly into the Santa Monica Mountains and L.A. County valleys.

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