MALIBU—The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and relatively low humidity which will be in effect from 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 8 through 10 p.m. on Friday, November 9.

According to the National Weather Service, a Red Flag Warning indicates that critical fire weather conditions are either currently occurring, or could transpire in the near future. A combination of strong winds, relatively low humidity, and warm temperatures can result in extreme fires.

The NWS reported that wind speeds are coming from the northeast at 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, with isolated gusts up to 65 miles per hour. Humidity will be falling to 5 percent by Friday.

If a fire occurred because of these conditions, it would develop rapidly and spread, reaching extreme fire behavior. This could result to damage to land and property if the fire expands. The National Weather Service states that outdoor burning should be avoided.