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Fire Weather Watch Issued as Winds Pick Up, Humidity Drops

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The temperatures have been great so far this week, but they might be slightly spoiled as Santa Ana winds pick up beginning Wednesday night and last through Friday. "Humidities will be dropping through the day Wednesday and by Wednesday night into Thursday many areas of Southwest California will be experiencing a combination of gusty Santa Ana winds and humidities at or below 15 percent," the National Weather Service warned. Super high temperatures are not specifically mentioned in today's warning, but the low humidity and gusty winds means there will be high fire danger on Thursday and Friday. No Red Flag warning has been issued yet.

Santa Ana winds kept firefighters at bay last week during the Guiberson Fire in Ventura County. The winds also pushed containment of the Station Fire back numerous times..