High winds continue Tuesday in desert areas, elevating fire danger

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 3:13PM
Latest weather with Leslie Lopez
Warm temperatures and wind gusts will continue the elevated risk of fire in Southern California desert communities on Tuesday.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Red flag conditions in parts of Southern California are increasing the danger of wildfires spreading.

Sunday saw multiple wildfires break out across the region and Tuesday will continue to bring windy and warm conditions to many desert and inland communities.

A high wind warning is in place for desert communities through 3 a.m. Tuesday, with winds reaching 40 mph.

Los Angeles and Orange counties will see some clouds Tuesday morning, possibly mixed with haze from wildfires, and a high of 81 degrees by the afternoon.

The Inland Empire and valleys Tuesday will be warm, with a high of 92, but cooling down just a bit to 84 on Wednesday.

Beaches will stay cool and cloudy with a high of 68.

Mountain communities can expect temperatures around 74 with gusty winds.

Deserts will be sunny, hot and windy, hitting 91 on Tuesday.

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