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Santa Ana winds return to parts of Tri-Counties, once again elevating wildfire danger

Santa Ana winds once again prompting Red Flag Warnings in parts of Tri-Counties.

Ventura County expected to see the strongest wind, but parts of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties will also be impacted.

The high brush fire danger is back for parts of the Tri-Counties for the next few days, with Santa Ana winds returning to the region.

Ventura and Los Angeles Counties will once again see the most powerful Santa Ana winds. It not expected to be as powerful as the event earlier this week, but it could still be in the 30 to 50 mile an hour range, with gusts in the mountains topping 60 mph.

The Red Flag warning is in effect for parts of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties through Sunday morning. About 11,000 Southern California Edison Customers in Ventura County have been notified they might face precautionary power shutoffs.

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counites will also see high wind conditions, especially in the foothills and mountains. But, the wind in those counties isn’t expected to reach Red Flag warning levels.

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.