April 17, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – A red flag warning is effect starting 9 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday due to strong winds and low humidity, along with warm temperatures that combined will create “explosive fire growth potential,” according to the National Weather Service.

Northeast winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of up to 50 mph are forecast. Daytime relative humidity of 5 to 10 percent is predicted with poor overnight recovery.

A marine layer is expected to return Friday evening across coastal areas and inland areas 750 feet or lower, increasing to 1500 feet Saturday and Sunday. Conditions will continue to be very dry elsewhere after Friday, however winds should be reduced to under 10 mph.

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