Santa Ana Conditions Increase Fire Danger This Weekend

A strong high pressure system over the Great Basin is increasing the fire danger in San Diego County.

The strong high pressure system will continue to increase temperatures, while decreasing humidity levels through early next week. Santa Ana winds are also a concern in the coming days especially in the mountains and deserts.

Friday and Saturday temperatures are gradually increasing across the county. In the mountains and deserts, gusts up to 45 mph are likely. Humidity levels in the afternoons will dip to 10-5 percent.

Come Sunday and into Monday, Santa Ana conditions will be at their worst. Wind gusts to 60 mph are possible and humidity levels will only be around 5 to 10 percent. Combine that with high temperatures and that puts the county under a Fire Weather Watch.

These weather conditions create a critical threat to the county and any fire that is sparked will spread quickly.

These conditions also make it hard for firefighters to put them out. Be smart this weekend and avoid any outdoor burning or activities that have the potential to spark a fire.

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