Jennifer's Forecast: Fire Danger This Weekend

Sunny, dry, and windy conditions ahead

Plenty of sunshine for the weekend but the heat will move in Sunday bringing temperatures well-above average for late October. 

Hot, dry and gusty winds are prompting a Red Flag Warning to go into effect Sunday morning through Tuesday night for the valleys and mountains. Santa Ana winds coming from the NE will range between 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Humidity levels will be in the single digits, between 5 to 10% during the afternoon hours. 

An Excessive Heat Watch will be in effect Monday and Tuesday from the coast to the foothills with temperatures between 97-107 degrees.  Heat related illness is likely for those involved in strenuous outdoor activity or those with health conditions who do not have adequate access to air condition, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS reminds you to never leave children or pets in your car!

Monday and Tuesday will be the hottest days of the week with heat lingering into Wednesday. Several cities will be flirting with record-breaking temperatures including Ramona, El Cajon and Chula Vista for the beginning of the week.

Thursday will be noticeably cooler, but still warm for this time of year. The sunshine continues into next weekend with 70's on the coast and 80's inland.   

Sunday's Highs:

Coast: 84°-92°

Inland: 92°-97°

Mountains: 64°-84°

Deserts: 86°-92°

Follow 10News Pinpoint Weather Anchor Jennifer Delacruz on Twitter @10NewsJen

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