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Even Though It's Fall, It Will Still Be Hot And Dry Here In LA

A view from space of Santa Ana Winds blowing through Southern California.
While the Santa Ana winds may be tempering, onshore winds are increasing wildfire risk.
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Wednesday is the first day of fall, but it still feels a lot like summer in Southern California right now as the current warm and dry conditions continue.

Weak Santa Ana winds are tapering off, but will be replaced with onshore winds, gusting 20 to 35 miles per hour. That means widespread "elevated" to brief "critical" fire weather on Wednesday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Boldt says it's not the time to be careless with any kind of activity that could start a fire.

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"We don't have any Red Flag Warning in effect, anything like that, but we still have very critical, critically dry conditions out there. And any type of hot windy weather could cause a rapid fire to grow," Boldt said.

A heat advisory is in effect in the San Fernando Valley until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, with temperatures ranging from 98 to 105 degrees.

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