Red flag warning issued for this weekend

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Red Flag Warning

SAN DIEGO — Forecasts calling for stiff winds and extra-low humidity across the San Diego area this weekend prompted the National Weather Service today to issue a “red flag” wildfire warning, effective from noon Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.

During the period, “critical” brush-fire risks will prevail due to sustained winds of 15-30 mph around the region, with gusts up to 65 mph in some locales, and daytime air-moisture levels dipping to about 10 percent, according to the federal agency.

The conditions are expected to begin improving Sunday evening, though stronger-than-usual winds and dry atmospheric conditions will continue Monday, NWS officials said.

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