California sees increased wildfire danger as winds whip up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfire danger is increasing as gusty winds blow through California.

The National Weather Service says Sunday that the warm, dry air could drop humidity levels into the single digits.

Warnings for increased fire risk have been issued across a swath of Northern California through Monday. Pacific Gas and Electric warns it may shut off power in some areas as a safety precaution.

In Southern California, the expected shift comes after the region was lashed by thunderstorms Friday and Saturday.

Weather Service meteorologist Keily Delerme says the fire risk across Southern California will run into Tuesday.

Fire officials have deployed additional resources to be able to respond quickly in case blazes break out.

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