Red Flag Warnings
Strong to damaging winds are expected throughout much of the Southland on Sunday, and will bring with them an increased threat for wildfires.
A wildfire that forced hundreds of residents out of their homes late last week was 78 percent contained on Sunday, authorities said.
High wind warnings and advisories are in effect for most of the viewing area. Temperatures will be above average in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Dry and windy conditions through and below the passes and canyons of Southern California have prompted officials to issue a red flag warning for the region.
Southern California braced for yet another day of hot and dry conditions amid a weekend plagued by extreme fire danger.
Strong and possibly damaging Santa Ana winds continue to plague Southern California with gusts of up to 80 miles per hour expected in some mountain areas.
Southern California fire officials have increased staffing levels because of a red flag warning announced for areas in Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
High wind and red fag warnings are now in effect until Sunday afternoon because of low humidity and expected strong gusts.
Red flag warnings were in effect Monday in parts of Southern California, as high winds combined with low humidity had firefighters on alert.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service Saturday issued high wind warnings for the entire Inland Empire, and red flag warnings were posted for the desert from Indio east to Arizona.