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Fire weather forecast for Los Angeles and Ventura counties

November 13, 2009 | 10:37 pm
The National Weather Service has issued an urgent fire weather watch for the end of this weekend, saying that low humidity and wind gusts of up to 45 mph will pose a risk of wildfires from 9 a.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday.

The alert covers portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

On Sunday, gusty northeast winds are possible through the areas of Soledad Canyon, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley and Malibu. Winds of 25 to 35 mph are possible in these and surrounding areas, and could even reach speeds as high as 45 mph. The strongest winds and the driest conditions may not occur until Monday, according to the weather service.

-- Monte Morin