Gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity will raise the risk of wildfires throughout Los Angeles County on Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds out of the northeast on Thursday will be between 30-50 mph throughout Los Angeles County, with wind gusts in the mountains possibly reaching 65 mph, forecasters said. Gusts in coastal and valley areas could reach 55 mph.
Humidity levels will be about 12-25% Thursday, then dip to 8-15% Friday.
The weather agency issued Red Flag Warnings due to high fire danger and risk of rapid wildfire spread on Thursday and Friday, and they urged the public to avoid starting campfires, using mowing, welding and weed-whacking equipment, shooting guns outdoors, burning yard debris, driving vehicles near dry grass, and smoking in areas with dry vegetation.
Glendora Mountain Road and Glendora Ridge Road in the Angeles National Forest will be closed to vehicles from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Monday due to high winds and extreme fire conditions, according to Angeles National Forest officials. The roads will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians.
High temperatures Thursday and Friday will likely be in the 60s to low 70s, the National Weather Service reported.
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