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Red flag warning goes into effect amid dry, windy conditions

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Posted at 7:17 AM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 14:35:07-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A red flag warning has been issued for a large swath of San Diego County amid windy, dry conditions.

The warning lasts through 6 p.m., Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds will pick up throughout the day Sunday along coastal mountain slopes and through valley corridors below passes and canyons. Strong winds are also expected over the Inland Empire below the Cajon Pass.

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Northeast to east winds are forecast to reach 20 to 30 miles per hour with peak gusts around 50 miles per hour at windiest locations.

Meanwhile, humidity is expected drop to 10 percent.

The National Weather Service says humidity will remain low on Monday, but winds will decrease to 15 to 20 miles per hour.

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"Today will be very dry and warm, increasing our fire danger. Santa Ana winds should subside by Monday, but use extra caution today," said Melissa Mecija with the 10News Pinpoint Weather Team.