High Wind Warnings Prompt Red Flag Warning – Sara Welch Reports

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Strong and potentially damaging Santa Ana winds were expected throughout Southern California until Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

High winds of 58 mph or greater could cause power outages and difficult driving conditions. A red flag warning was also expected to be in effect until 8 p.m.

Thursday due to high winds, warm temperatures and “low relative” humidity, according to the NWS.

Warnings came in the wake of a wind-driven brush fire in Rancho Cucamonga that spread to over 1,000 acres by Wednesday night.

Sara Welch reports from Fontana for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Thursday, May 1, 2014.