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Dry Conditions Increase Fire Risk for Southern California

Drought continues its hold in Southern California, and with no rain in the Los Angeles forecast this workweek, a round of winds may bring an increased fire danger with them.

Though highs will crest at the 80 mark Wednesday, the rest of the week will see highs in the upper 70s, dipping into the lower 70s for Friday.

Breezes will be light inland but will see stronger gusts near the mountains. With the area still gripped by extreme to exceptional drought, the winds could be bring dangerous fire conditions.

The next opportunity for precipitation will come on Saturday morning when some drizzle is possible. Beyond this, a the next chance for any rainfall will not come until the second half of next week.

Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy for much of the week after Wednesday until breaking up for a mostly sunny day on Sunday.

Lows during the overnight hours will be in the 50s consistently through the week, with increased cloud coverage when compared to the daytime hours.