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Santa Anas, wildfire risk swoops back into San Diego starting Sunday

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Posted at 5:31 AM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 09:31:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Gusty offshore winds and high temperatures will work their way back into San Diego County this week.

San Diego Fire-Rescue is expected to beef of staffing Sunday through Monday in anticipation of the Santa Ana wind event forecasted to start Sunday night.

Sunday, winds will turn offshore and become gusty along coastal slopes, according to the National Weather Service. High pressure will add to the warming, increasing the risk for wildfires.

NWS forecasts a high of 76 degrees and low of 58 degrees, Sunday.

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Those temps rise Monday, with a forecasted high of 85 degrees and low 62 degrees. Monday will see winds shift east, as winds shifts through the coastal slopes and into San Diego County mountains and foothills. Wind speeds may sit at 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 30-40 mph. Humidity levels will hover near 10%, elevating the fire danger.

Breezy conditions are expected to continue into Tuesday morning, before weakening that afternoon.

Low humidity and warm temperatures, with periods of easterly winds, will be common throughout the week, NWS says.