Strong wind gusts anticipated Sunday night and Monday, adding to fire risk

Posted at 5:00 PM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 02:51:51-04

Sunday was another hot one as the heat wave continues.

While our heat advisory expires Sunday night, the hot temperatures will be continuing Monday. In fact, some places may be even warmer than they were Sunday.

Despite the hot temperatures, the big story Sunday is the wind.

Wind gusts are so strong that in addition to the small craft advisory, the National Weather Service has issued a gale warning.

That means out on the water, people could see wind gusts of 39-54 mph!

On top of that, on Sunday sundowner winds are anticipated, helping usher in those warmer temperatures.

Sundowner winds played a huge role in the spread of the Thomas Fire and add another layer of concern for firefighters with this hot weather.

A cooling trend is still expected to begin Tuesday, with temperatures going below normal in many areas Wednesday through Saturday.

Stay safe out there!