SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Gusty Santa Ana forecast for parts of San Diego County were expected to combine with low humidity to up the risk for wildfires through mid-week, meteorologists said today.
A National Weather Service Red Flag Warning for the mountains and inland valleys was set to go into effect at 4 a.m. Monday and extend through 6 p.m. Wednesday. A high wind warning for the rest of the county was set to remain in effect from 4 p.m. Monday to noon Wednesday.
"A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will contribute to extreme fire behavior," according to the
Forecasters said surface high pressure over the Great Basin would create strong, gusty Santa Ana winds that were expected to bluster into San Diego
County's mountains and valleys on Monday. The eastern winds and low humidity were expected to continue through Wednesday.
Sustained wind speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, with gusts that could reach 45 mph, were in Monday's morning and afternoon forecast for the mountains and inland valleys as were daytime relative humidities as low as 5 percent, according to the weather service. Winds of up to 40 mph with gusts that could top 80 mph were expected Monday night into Tuesday.
Meteorologists warned that the winds could be strong enough to down tree limbs and kick debris into roadways. Isolated power outages and minor
structural damage could also be possible.
The San Diego Gulls will try to extend a three-game winning streak when they resume their four-game homestand Friday following Saturday night's 5-4 victory over the Bakersfield Condors.
A 45-year-old man is expected to survive gunshot wounds suffered during a shooting by a gunman at a liquor store in the Mountain View community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday night and continuing through Oct. 25, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
A Mexican fishing boat caught fire and burned 30 miles south of San Diego, and while 15 people were rescued by a U.S.- flagged vessel, three people remained missing Sunday.
A blessing. That is exactly what Kelly Muno is calling what happened to her son, a former San Diego State University baseball star, on Friday afternoon.
San Diego State has suspended one of its fraternities, the university announced in a statement late Friday.
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Warm and dry conditions are expected to last through Saturday. Gusty northeast winds in the mountains and valleys are expected to increase the risk of fire danger in the region.
The University of Southern California will pay $215 million in an "agreement in principle" to patients treated by Dr. George Tyndall, a campus gynecologist who has been accused of sexual assault by hundreds of women.