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Gusty Santa Ana winds return, red flag warning issued for LA, Ventura Counties

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This weekend’s weather isn’t looking good for fire conditions out of Ventura and LA County. High pressure has moved into the region, bringing offshore winds, warm temperatures, and dry conditions.

For Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties, there is a red flag warning in effect until 8:00 p.m. Sunday. The offshore winds will increase, then weaken late Sunday afternoon through Monday but remain breezy at times.

Today, winds in the Ventura area will generally be around 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

Some onshore flow is likely late Sunday afternoon.

Humidity will remain very dry with poor overnight recovery.  The daily minimum will be around 3 to 10 percent.

For temperatures, inland locations will reach the high 70s this weekend with partly cloudy skies. Beaches and coastal valleys will also see temperatures rise near 80 degrees.

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District has extended an Air Quality Alert due to smoke impacts.

Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Lompoc , Santa Ynez and surrounding areas will see the greatest impacts with smoke.

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