PORTER RANCH (CBSLA.com) — A Red Flag Warning has been extended into Wednesday afternoon for Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the National Weather Service said.

Expected high winds and low humidity levels prompted the NWS to extend the warning through 3 p.m. Wednesday. It was originally issued through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The NWS forecasts sustained northeast Santa Ana winds of 15 to 25 mph, as well as gusts of up to 45 mph for the mountains and 40 mph for the Santa Clarita Valley. An advisory warning of winds of 35 mph or greater from 6
a.m. to 3 p.m. was also issued, according to the NWS.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has increased personnel and added resources at 13 stations in high-risk and high-brush areas.

The California Highway Patrol has also issued its own wind advisory for northern Los Angeles County and the Antelope Valley.

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