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Offshore winds stoke Red Flag Warning

Posted at 5:43 PM, Oct 15, 2018

The red flag warning for the interior mountains of SLO county and the Santa Barbara county mountains will continue thru 8pm Tuesday (but could be extended into early Wednesday morning should conditions warrant). The red flag warning indicates winds will be up and relative humidities low with potentially warm temperatures increasing fire risk and behavior should a fire start. We are on the edge of a strong Santa Ana offshore wind for So Cal with gusts as high as 50-70mph but locally the offshore looks to be about 15-30mph. The offshore winds in this case will only take place in the night and morning hours and turn back around onshore in the afternoon. Outside of the red flad warning local weather is actually quite pleasant with mostly clear skies and mild temps.

High pressure over the West Coast will continue to dominate our weather.

More offshore winds are forecast on Saturday and Sunday for temps back into the 80s for some.