FIRE WEATHER FORECAST
Weak high pressure will be centered over the Desert Southwest today. A few weak Pacific troughs will move into the West Coast Wednesday through Friday. California will be on the back side of these troughs Saturday. High pressure will build into California from the southwest Sunday through early next week.
· Temperatures will remain near normal today, with mid-40s to mid-50s across the mountains and 60s to low 70s in the valleys.
· Minimum humidity will be mainly between 15% and 30% away from the coastal areas today.
· Temperatures will cool to 5 to 10 degrees below normal Wednesday through Saturday.
· Scattered showers will move across the region Wednesday morning into Friday morning.
· Most locations will receive less than a tenth of an inch of rainfall. However, there will be between a tenth of an inch and a half inch of rainfall over the Central Coast and San Diego County.
· The snow level will be around 6,000 feet.
· Westerly winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes Wednesday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
· Northerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph will surface across Santa Barbara County and the Grapevine Saturday night through Sunday night.
· A warming and drying trend will occur Sunday through early next week.
· Temperatures will warm to 5 to 10 degrees above normal and minimum humidity will drop mainly to between 12% and 25% by Tuesday.
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· Expect light initial attack activity across the region today.
· Cool and humid conditions will cause there to be little or no fire activity across the region Wednesday through this weekend.
· Expect light initial attack activity to resume early next week as warm and dry conditions commence.