Windy, Dry Conditions Prompt Red Flag Warning in Parts of Southern California

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A red flag warning went into effect in much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

An extended period of warm and very dry conditions, along with gusty winds, was expected in the area through Friday evening, forecasters said.

The combination of winds and single-digit humidity would result in fire weather conditions, which were expected to reach "critical thresholds" between Thursday morning and Friday afternoon, according to the weather service.

The red flag warning was scheduled to expire Friday at 6 p.m.