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Dry, warm conditions paired with gusty overnight winds

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Some strong winds could develop Sunday night into Monday morning with gusts up to 50 mph and sustained winds from 19 to 31 mph.

Diablo Canyon’s meteorological tower wind data saw peak winds hit 60 mph at midnight.  

A strong ridge of high pressure across California will continue to produce gusty northeasterly winds through Monday morning.

A red flag warning has been issued for5 the gusty Santa Ana winds from 10:00 Sunday night through Monday afternoon in the Los Angeles and Ventura mountains and valleys.

Peak wind gusts could reach up to 65 mph with low relative humidity and dry vegetation. These conditions are conducive to the rapid growth of any fire start and extreme fire behavior is possible.

Offshore flow will create mostly clear skies with cool mornings and warm afternoons.

Maximum temperatures could reach daily heat records throughout the Central Coast Sunday and Monday with coastal valleys reaching the mid-80s and inland locations into the high 70s.

In the middle of rainfall season, the Central Coast is expected to stay dry over the next 10 days.

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