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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 240 PM PDT Thu Oct 12 2017 ...Red Flag Warning this evening through Saturday morning due to gusty northerly winds and low humidities across Southern Santa Barbara County, Santa Clarita Valley and the Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains near the I-5 corridor... ...Red Flag Warning tonight through Saturday morning due to gusty northerly winds and low relative humidities across the San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica Mountains... ...Fire Weather Watches Saturday through Sunday due to gusty northeasterly winds and low relative humidity for most areas in Ventura and Los Angeles counties... .Northerly winds will increase this afternoon and tonight and remain at moderate levels through Saturday morning. Wind gusts between 35 and 45 mph are expected across the Santa Ynez range and adjacent coastal foothills as well as the Interstate 5 corridor this evening through Saturday morning. As the winds increase, very dry air will filter into the area with widespread relative humidity in the teens and single digits expected today and Friday afternoon with poor recovery overnight. This combination of gusty winds and very low relative humidity will result in an extended period of critical fire weather conditions and a Red Flag Warning remains in effect for these areas. For the Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley and the Santa Monica Mountains, critical fire weather conditions are expected to develop this evening and overnight and continue through Saturday morning. Across the Santa Clarita Valley, the critical fire weather conditions are expected to develop this evening. However for the San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica Mountains, a lingering marine layer influence will delay the onset of critical fire weather conditions until later tonight. So for these areas, the Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. By Saturday morning, the winds turn to the northeast and a weak to moderate Santa Ana wind event is expected Saturday and Sunday with wind gusts between 30 and 50 mph across Ventura and Los Angeles counties. With very dry air remaining in place (relative humidity in the low teens and single digits), an extended period of critical fire weather conditions are possible Saturday and Sunday. CAZ240-241-131800- /O.NEW.KLOX.FW.A.0007.171014T1700Z-171016T0100Z/ Ventura County Coast- Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles- 240 PM PDT Thu Oct 12 2017 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY NORTHEASTERLY WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE VENTURA COUNTY COAST AS WELL AS THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST FROM MALIBU TO THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN Los Angeles/Oxnard HAS ISSUED a Fire Weather Watch FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. * Winds...Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * Relative Humidity...Minimum values in the low teens and single digits. Overnight recovery will be poor. * Impacts...If fire ignition occurs, there will be the potential for rapid spread of wildfire and extreme fire behavior that would lead to a threat to life and property. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings. &&