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Red Flag fire warning declared for San Diego County

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The National Weather Service said Saturday the expected arrival of strong offshore winds prompted a Red Flag Warning for San Diego County.

The "weak Santa Ana" conditions are expected to come into the region Saturday night and last through Monday, said Tina Stall of the NWS.

Wind speeds should be around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the inland valleys and 35 mph in the mountains, Stall said.

"Humidities will be down near 20 percent-ish in the valleys and mountains, but the (warning) is mainly because of the winds," Stall said.

She said high temperatures could approach 80 degrees in the Inland valleys Sunday and Monday.

The NWS put out a Fire Weather Watch Friday, and the Red Flag Warning is considered an upgrade, according to Stall.

At the same time that the forecast office in San Diego issued its Red   Flag Warning, a wind advisory for areas north of Los Angeles was canceled. The mountains and canyons of Los Angeles and Ventura counties were doused with 2-5 inches of gentle rain in an unusual early October storm, but that deluge missed San Diego County and the Inland Empire mountain ranges, however.

The Red Flag Warning includes mountains in the Inland Empire.

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