Strong Winds, Low Humidity Levels Raise Risk Of Wildfire In Parts Of Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Strong winds and low humidity levels will raise the risk of wildfire in parts of the Southland through Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, a red flag warning will be in force Thursday in the Santa Clarita Valley from noon until 6 a.m. Friday.

Red flag warnings will also be in force in Santa Barbara County.

A less serious fire weather watch is scheduled to take effect in that area from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon.

North-to-northwest winds of between 15 and 30 miles per hour will blow across the Santa Clarita Valley.

The humidity level is expected to be between 8 and 15 percent through Friday, and then dip between 5 and 10 percent over the weekend.

Temperature highs, meanwhile, will be in the 70s and 80s.

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