Dry, warm conditions contribute to elevated fire risk

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The County will get one more day of cool conditions before Santa Ana winds move into the area and temperatures begin to increase, raising the risk for dangerous fire conditions.

A fire weather watch is set to take affect for San Diego due to dry and breezy conditions expected to increase with Santa Ana winds. The watch is set to take affect 3 a.m. Thursday and expire 3 a.m. Saturday. Winds in the 25 miles per hour range and low humidity at 15 percent.

Santa Ana winds will develop Thursday and Friday but Wednesday will remain mostly sunny, but cool. Conditions will be comfortable due to a coastal eddy, which is bringing some cloud coverage to the area in the morning hours. Over the weekend, plenty of sun will shine on the county and temperatures will increase.

Wednesday’s high temperatures are expected to be 71 degrees along the coast, 77 degrees inland, 64 degrees in the mountains and 86 degrees for the deserts. 

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