Red flag warning issued for county

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Strong offshore winds, warm temperatures and low
humidity levels forecast for the region prompted the National Weather Service
to issue a “red flag” wildfire warning Wednesday.

The dry, blustery spell is expected to produce favorable fire conditions
in the valleys and mountains tomorrow through early Saturday, according to
the NWS.

Sustained easterly winds up to 30 mph and gusts reaching 55 mph also may
make driving dangerous in some locales, especially for motorists in “high
profile” vehicles, according to the federal agency.

The conditions — caused by a high-pressure zone over the Great Basin —
will include daytime relative humidities as low as 5 percent at times,
meteorologists said.

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