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High Pressure, Heat, Gusty Wind Means Elevated Brush Fire Danger Thursday


A high pressure system is bringing our region the hottest temperatures of the week Thursday, with gusty wind on the South Coast again leading to high brush fire danger.

There is a Red Flag warning in effect for Ventura and Los Angeles County mountains, with wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour possible through midday Thursday. The wind is expected to ease Thursday afternoon, but high temperatures and low humidity mean that the warning will stay in place until Thursday evening.

High temperatures will be around 100 in many of our inland valleys, and even around 90 in many coastal areas. But, the high pressure ridge will start to break down tomorrow, leading to high temperatures a few degrees cooler Friday, and then a stronger cooling trend through the weekend.