MALIBU—According to the National Weather Service, a red flag warning will go into effect starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, and continue until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2.
The red flag warning is being issued due to the anticipation of gusty winds and low humidity in the Santa Monica Mountains. Red flag warnings signify critical fire weather conditions.
Northeast winds between 20 and 30 mph are expected with gusts up to 50 mph. Forecasters warn that some peaks may even experience gusts up to 65 mph.
Winds are predicted to peak late Wednesday night and continue into Thursday morning while humidity levels will drop into the low teens and single digits.
High temperatures during the day will reach the upper 80s and 90s with overnight lows in the 60s and 70s.
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