Red Flag Warning for local mountain areas, fire weather watch canceled

Warning, watch canceled early Sunday

SAN DIEGO - A Red Flag Warning posted Saturday for San Diego County mountain areas and a less-severe fire weather watch for inland valleys have been canceled.

The NWS issued the Red Flag Warning to remain in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday to 4 p.m. Monday for mountain areas including the Palomar and Descanso ranger districts of the Cleveland National Forest. The warning was canceled early Sunday.

A fire weather watch from Sunday evening to Monday afternoon for the county's inland valleys was also canceled on Sunday.

The watch was initially scheduled to go into effect for coastal areas at 7 p.m. Sunday, however the NWS canceled that watch on Saturday because "winds are no longer expected to reach the duration and wind speed criteria in San Diego coastal locations."

High pressure over the northern part of the state is expected to combined with building surface pressure over the Great Basin will bring warmer daytime weather for inland areas on Sunday and Monday.

Humidities will be much lower with lowest daytime humidities around 10 percent Sunday and 5 to 10 percent Monday with poor overnight recovery, the NWS reported.

Northeast winds are expected to be quite localized with isolated gusts to around 35 mph in the windiest locations through and below passes and canyons Sunday morning and again late Sunday through Monday morning, according to the NWS.

Any locations meeting criteria for six or more hours of wind gusts exceeding 35 mph and relative humidities less than 15 percent are expected to be quite isolated if those conditions occur at all, hence the reason for the cancellation of the Red Flag Warning and fire weather watch, the NWS reported.

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