Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Brush Fire Danger Up For Parts of Central and South Coasts

National Weather Service
National Weather Service meteorologists are predicting a 25-50% drop in relative humidity this week, which will increase wildfire danger.

Mild Santa Ana winds for parts of region, but not enough to trigger Red Flag Warnings.

A change in the weather pattern is creating increased wildfire concerns for the Central and South Coasts, with mild Santa Ana winds for parts of the region.

The strongest wind is expected in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, but it isn't predicted to hit Red Flag Warning levels. Still, humidity could drop 25-50%, and high temperatures could increase by 10 to 20 degrees moving into the weekend.

While weather conditions aren't expected to reach critical brush fire danger levels, meteorologists caution the wind, heat, and low humidity could still create difficult conditions if a blaze starts.

Conditions are expected to begin to ease on Friday, and then an onshore flow will mean significant cooling as we move through the weekend.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.