Red Flag Warnings extended in parts of SoCal

Red flag warnings denoting the threat of wildfire will remain in effect through Monday afternoon in some mountain and valley areas of Southern California.

The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect through Monday afternoon across the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Northeast winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour gusting to between 35 and 45 mph are expected in the mountains and forests through Sunday, along with humidity levels of only between 5 and 15 percent, according to a National Weather Service statement.

In the Santa Clarita Valley, north-to-northwest winds of between 15 and 25 mph with gusts of between 30 and 40 mph are expected through Sunday amid humidity levels of between 10 and 20 percent, it said.

In the Santa Monica Mountains and the San Fernando Valley, a red flag warning will remain in effect until 3 p.m. Monday because of winds, gusts and humidity levels, according to the NWS.

In these conditions, "if fire ignition occurs, there could be rapid spread of wildfire,'' leading to a loss of life and property, the statement said.

The NWS forecast calls for temperatures up to the 100 degrees or more in Woodland Hills, then continuing to climb until Tuesday, when a downward trend will begin in several communities.

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