Gusty Winds, Hot Conditions Expected to Elevate Fire Danger This Weekend

The sun shines bright over a Southern California beach in an undated file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

The sun shines bright over a Southern California beach in an undated file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

Gusty winds and hot, dry conditions are expected to elevate fire danger this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind gusts of up to 35 mph are in the forecast through Sunday in areas of Los Angeles and Ventura County, the agency reported.

Temperatures might reach between 95 and 100 degrees Saturday, and may climb to the triple digits and up to 105 on Sunday.

The combination of hot temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity will bring an extended period of fire danger, with critical fire weather conditions in the Santa Clarita Valley through the weekend.

If a fire is ignited, rapid growth and extreme fire behavior are possible, the weather service warned.

Officials advise residents to use extreme caution when using outdoor power equipment.