Santa Anas Set to Bring Warmth, Fire Danger to California
It’s been a warm fall in southern California, and it’s going to be a toasty and windy week ahead for the region thanks to the Santa Ana winds.
A hot, dry and windy week is once again in store for southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego, thanks to the famed Santa Ana winds that’ll warm many locations well above seasonal norms for this time of year.
Unfortunately, one of the main impacts could be increased fire danger. Red flag warnings are in place through most of southern California through Thursday. Avoid outdoor burning and carefully dispose of cigarette butts.
Santa Anas are winds that downslope off the Sierra Nevada and San Gabriel mountains of central and southern California, warming and drying as they do so.
Conditions should improve next weekend and into early next week, but only gradually. Temperatures in the region are expected to stay above average into next week.
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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi