Reporting Pete Demetriou
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Warm temperatures and windy conditions prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning Wednesday.
The warning was issued for Ventura, Los Angeles, San Gabriel, San Bernardino mountains, the Santa Clarita Valley, portions of the San Fernando Valley and Orange County and the Cleveland National Forest.
Wind speeds are expected to reach 20 to 55 mph Wednesday, according to the NWS.
“That fog is being eaten away. The winds are moving in now, so by the afternoon we’ll have clear skies and breezy conditions warming things up a little bit,” Andrew Rourke of the NWS in Oxnard told KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou . “Today’s a transition day, so it won’t be as warm.”
Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s or higher by Thursday and Friday with low humidity.
Record breaking temperatures are also possible, the NWS said.
The Red Flag Warning has been issued through 5 p.m. Thursday and could be extended into Friday, officials said.