The fire watch area in southern California starting Sunday. Courtesy National Weather Service
The fire watch area in southern California starting Sunday. Courtesy National Weather Service

An onset of windy, dry atmospheric conditions will create wildfire risks in Southern California’s inland valleys and mountains over a roughly 24-hour span starting Sunday evening, the National Weather Service warned.

During the “fire-weather watch” period, sustained northeast winds up to 30 mph and gusts reaching 65 mph will be likely, the weather service advised.

Adding to the burn hazards will be daytime relative humidity as low as 10 percent, according to the federal agency.

The winds are expected to diminish significantly Monday afternoon, preceding an increase of local humidity levels that night, meteorologists said.

Staff and wire services

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