Critical fire weather conditions are expected in Southern California this week.

The National Weather Service said hot, dry and windy conditions are expected Sunday through Thursday across interior valleys, mountains and deserts, with unseasonably dry fuels.

Humidity levels will fall to between 7% and 20% across interior areas Sunday, then between 5% and 15% on Monday. Onshore winds are also expected to become more widespread, with gusts generally between 20 and 35 mph across each afternoon and evening, with isolated gusts to 40 mph near the Antelope Valley foothills.

Similar conditions will potentially continue Tuesday into Thursday, forecasters said.

Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees most of next week in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and parts of the San Fernando Valley.

A brush fire broke out Saturday afternoon in the 36000 block of Quail Canyon Road, near Hungry Valley State Vehicle Recreation Park in the Gorman area. It was 55% contained Sunday morning after burning 340 acres, fire officials said. No structure damage or injuries were reported.

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