LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Fierce winds, low humidity, high temperatures and very dry vegetation pose a risk for wildfires to spark across Southern California this week, meteorologists said Tuesday.
According to the National Weather Service, a red flag warning will remain in effect for the mountain, forest and valley areas from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday.
The strongest winds are expected int he national forests and San Gabriel mountains, especially the Interstate 5 Corridor, with sustained wind speeds of between 20 and 35 miles per hour and 50-mph gusts.
Along the coast, a beach hazard statement will be in force through the afternoon. Forecasters predict surf of 4 to 6 feet and sets of up to 7 feet along west-facing beaches.