Gusty Santa Ana winds and hot, dry conditions will bring another extended period of extreme fire danger to Southern California this week, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning Tuesday, which will begin at 3 p.m. and continue through Thursday night.
Gusty northeast winds and humidity in the teens and single digits will hit parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties through Thursday, the weather service said.
Temperatures will reach the 90s to around 100 in the hottest areas Wednesday through Friday, with Thursday likely being the hottest day.
A combination of wind, low humidity, heat and dry fuels leaves critical fire weather conditions in parts of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, forecasters said.
The potentially record-breaking temperatures also may lead to an increase in heat-related illnesses.
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