A fire danger warning in Southern California. Photo by Chris Jennewein
A fire danger warning in Southern California. Photo by Chris Jennewein

An extended period of Santa Ana conditions are forecast for the Southland through early next week, with gusty winds and unseasonably warm temperatures.

Parts of Los Angeles County are under National Weather Service wind advisories through Saturday afternoon, with 40-50 mph gusts expected in the mountains and gusts of 35-45 mph in valley areas prone to Santa Ana Winds. Similar northeast winds may continue through early next week.

The forecast for central Los Angeles from Malibu to Long Beach calls for sunny skies with highs from the mid 70s to around 80. Overnight lows will be in the upper 40s to 50s, and Sunday will be sunny and warmer, with highs reaching the low 80s.

The warming and drying trend is expected to continue though early next week, with daytime minimum relative humidity in the low teens likely through Saturday, and single digits possible Sunday through Tuesday.

The gusty northeast winds and low relative humidity will bring elevated fire danger to the area through early next week, when the strongest winds are expected.

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