Extreme Fire Danger Through Saturday

Published : Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 9:06 AM

Fire Danger

Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds will continue through Friday fueling fires burning throughout LA County, the National Weather Service said.

Damaging wind gusts of 60 to 80 mph will be likely across the mountains, and damaging gusts up to 60 mph will be possible across wind prone portions of Los Angeles.

The NWS said a Red Flag Warning is in effect in the forecast area until 8 p.m. Saturday, while the Wind Advisory remains up to 4 p.m. Friday.

In Pasadena, the Fire Department issued a Red Flag Warning which is still in effect until further notice.

Friday’s temperature will stay unseasonably warm, and with no cool air advection at all on Saturday, maximum temperatures should climb another few degrees. The NWS said it looks like Sunday will be the warmest day with highs about eight to 16 degrees above normal.

Residents should be warned that strong gusts can down trees and power lines, causing property damage or power outages. In addition, there is the potential for blowing dust and debris, especially near recent burn areas. Crosswinds can make driving difficult, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles and vehicles towing trailers.

Friday should be sunny, with a high near 79.

Friday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 50 and a north northeast wind.

Saturday should be sunny, with a high near 77 and a northeast wind.

Saturday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Sunday should be sunny, with a high near 79.

Sunday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Here’s what early next week looks like:

Monday with be sunny, with a high near 79. Monday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 81. Tuesday Night is mostly clear, with a low around 51.

Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 78.

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