Red Flag Warning to Go Into Effect Amid Extended Period of Extreme Fire Danger in SoCal

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A woman uses an umbrella to shade herself from the sun while walking in downtown Los Angeles. A red-flag warning will be in effect for almost all of Los Angeles County because of strong wind gusts, high heat and low humidity. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

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.

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