Greg Bledsoe's AM Forecast for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
A red flag warning is in effect in San Diego County this weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The NWS says gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity could create potential fire conditions in San Diego’s inland valleys. The red flag warning is in effect beginning at noon Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday.
NBC 7’s meteorologist Greg Bledsoe said high temperatures throughout the weekend should be between 66 to 70 degrees. He said the mid-December warming trend should continue through the middle part of next week.
For now, attention is on those potentially strong winds and dry conditions in inland areas that notoriously create fodder for fire.
Bledsoe said winds are expected to be between 20 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph.
The NWS says the strongest winds should hit local mountains Saturday night and Sunday morning, but are expected to weaken by Sunday night.
“It’s really dry out there. Even though it’s December, it’s really fire season year-round here,” said Bledsoe.
Bledsoe said it should remain fairly breezy out there, even after the red flag warning expires on Sunday.
According to the NWS, other parts of Southern California, including Los Angeles County and Orange County are also experiencing high winds this weekend and fire weather. Get weather updates here.