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Dry, windy conditions prompt Red Flag Warning for San Diego County mountain and desert areas

Posted at 3:29 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 18:31:00-04

SAN DIEGO – Dry and windy conditions have prompted a Red Flag Warning for San Diego's mountains and deserts, and the warning is expected to take effect at 11 a.m. Friday and last through 8 p.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service said critical fire weather is expected, with wind gusts of 30-40 mph and the lowest humidity levels of 5-10 percent.

Forecasters said any fires that develop amid the dry, windy conditions would likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.