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Red Flag Warning Issued For High Brush Fire Danger For Much Of Central, South Coasts

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The Central and South Coasts will see increased brush fire danger for the next few days.  Wind gusts topping 60 miles an hour are possible in some of the region’s mountains.

A Red Flag Warning will be in place from 10 Monday night for most of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.  The strongest wind is expected Tuesday. 

The warning is set until 10 Tuesday night in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, and 10 a.m. Wednesday in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

It’s prompted utility companies to warn about 120,000 customers in the three counties they may be impacted by precautionary public safety power shutoffs.

The heat wave we’ve been experiencing is predicted to begin to ease Tuesday.  After the wind subsides, big change is coming to tghe region's weather.  Meteorologists say a storm headed our way could bring up to an inch of rain this coming 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. 
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