Red flag warning remains in effect across parts of SoCal on Sunday amid windy conditions, fire risk

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The scope of a red flag warning diminished slightly on Sunday across parts of Southern California, but forecasters and fire officials cautioned that the risk of wildfire remained amid windy conditions and low humidity.

The warning, which was originally issued for Santa Barbara County's south coast and mountains, was broadened to include the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, as well as the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. In the northern parts of those three counties, it was later downgraded to a high-wind warning.

The red flag warning is set to expire at 10 p.m. Sunday, the Weather Service said.
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Strong northerly winds have prompted the National Weather Service to expand a red flag warning across parts of Southern California amid low humidity and increased fire danger.

Wind gusts of 40-60 mph are expected across the 5 Freeway corridor, along with wind-prone coastal and valley areas of Los Angeles County. Isolated gusts could reach up to 75 mph near the Tejon Pass.

Meanwhile, Southland temperatures are expected to be slightly warmer on Sunday.

Highs will reach 85 degrees in Los Angeles and Orange counties ahead of a spike in temperatures over the following two days.

Similar conditions are forecasted in the valleys and the Inland Empire, where Sunday's high temperature will climb to 87 degrees.

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