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Red Flag Warning Issued For Los Angeles County Mountains

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textalerts180 Red Flag Warning Issued For Los Angeles County Mountains

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The National Weather Service Tuesday issued a red flag warning for the mountains of Los Angeles County.

The warning, which was prompted by dry winds and low humidity levels, is expected to expire at 8 p.m.

Forecasters say they are particularly concerned about the Soledad Pass, the foothills of the Antelope Valley, Acton and Lake Palmdale.

“While dry air will remain in place through most of the week, the winds are expected to weaken some tonight into Wednesday,” according to the NWS.

Winds were expected to be between 10 and 20 miles per hour with gusts reaching 30 mph.

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