Oct 3, 2013 2:41 PM by Dave Hovde

Fire risk high Friday thru Sunday

Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon for gusty winds and low relative humidity for portions of San Luis and Santa Barbara counties.

Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35mph along the Central Coast and 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40mph in the favored ridges and canyons. The strongest winds are expected Friday night and early Saturday over the mountains. Chaotic and gusty winds each afternoon Saturday and Sunday.

Relative humidity widespread 10 percent or less.

Maximum temperatures around 80 to lower 90s.

If fire ignition occurs there could be rapid spread of wildfire that would lead to a threat to life and property.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of this Fire Weather Watch. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.



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