A brief period of Red Flag Warnings may be necessary in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, as Santa Ana winds are likely to set up tonight through Wednesday, the National Weather Service said today.
A Santa Ana wind pattern will develop tonight, as a high pressure system is forming over Nevada and Utah, forecasters said. That will push surface winds through inland and coastal mountains to the sea.
Hit and dry wind gusts of 40-50 miles per hour may arrive in the coastal mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties tonight, the NWS said. They will descend into the coastal plain and valleys by Tuesday morning, according to the latest forecast models.
The low humidities and hot temperatures will elevate fire dangers through Wednesday. The peak 50 mph winds will be common in the Santa Monica Mountains and inland mountains and passes, and may trigger Red Flag Warnings for part of Tuesday, the NWS said.
Winds will diminish Wednesday, according to the forecast.
--City News Service