Gusty Santa Ana winds will continue to blow through Los Angeles county through Saturday afternoon.
The National Weather Service office in Oxnard said the northeast winds will peak between mid-morning and early afternoon then diminish late in the afternoon and evening. Wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph can be expected across many sections of the county.
Due to the combination of gusty northeast winds and low relative humidity, elevated fire weather conditions will continue with brief periods of critical fire weather conditions. Additionally, there will be an increased risk of downed trees and branches due to drought-stressed vegetation.
The forecast for central Los Angeles from Malibu to Long Beach calls for sunny conditions with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. It will be mostly clear and cold Saturday night, with temperatures dipping into the upper 40s in some ares.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District predicted air quality Saturday will be in the good to moderate range in the South Coast Air Basin.