Red flag warning in effect through 5pm Friday

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A red flag warning was in effect Friday for the valleys
and mountains of San Diego County as dry, windy conditions heightened the
risk of wildfire in the region.

The National Weather Service scheduled the red flag warning to expire at
5 p.m., saying that until then, valley and mountain residents could expect
areas of sustained northeast winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour gusting up to 45

“The stronger winds will be mainly in the central and southern San
Diego County mountains and adjacent inland valleys, with low relative
humidities for much of San Diego County, except near the immediate coast,”
according to an NWS advisory.

In addition to the red flag warning, a wind advisory will be in effect
in valley and mountain areas from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“The winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with
high profile vehicles,” an NWS advisory said.

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