The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory and red flag warning for fire weather in Los Angeles County this weekend, including the San Gabriel Valley and the Angeles National Forest.
A wind advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday, with the strongest winds expected to hit this evening and tomorrow morning.
Gusts could be in excess of 65 mph in the Angeles National Forest and mountain areas, and between 35 and 55 mph in the valleys.
Locally, residents can expect winds between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph in the hills.
The winds are expected to taper off late Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.
The NWS urges residents to take caution when driving in windy conditions this weekend, especially on the 210 freeway and routes 30 and 39.
Wind gusts combined with extremely low humidity levels will create fire weather danger and increase the chance of brush fires. A red flag warning has been issued.
Humidity will drop throughout Friday, with levels in the single digits and low teens expected Friday night and into Saturday.
Though the winds will diminish by Sunday morning, the low humidity levels are expected to stick around a bit longer.
Daytime temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 70s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Temps will drop to the low 60s on Friday night and the low 50s on Saturday and Sunday night.