The Red Flag Warning continues through 6 p.m. Friday.
Santa Ana winds will continue to taper off this afternoon into tonight. Gusts could still reach the 35mph this afternoon. Humidity remains low and temperatures stay warm though, with critical fire danger expected into the weekend.
The coast will start shifting to weak onshore winds, allowing temperatures to drop about 5 degrees from Friday to Saturday, but inland communities will remain warm and dry. Daytime highs will hover close to 80 degrees through most of next week, with weak easterly winds.
Mild weather, and abundant sunshine will be the pattern as we head into December. Overnight clouds and patchy fog will return to the coast Sunday into next week.
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