Red flag, wind advisory in effect for SCV

Signal file photo Erin Richardson's hair blows in the wind as she walks down Lyons Avenue in Newhall on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

A red flag warning and high wind advisory are set to be in effect for the Santa Clarita Valley through Monday evening, according to National Weather Service officials.

The wind advisory is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Sunday and last until 7 p.m. on Monday, according to NWS meterologist Kathy Hoxsie. 

A red flag warning, meaning warm temperatures, very low humidities and stronger winds — conditions that represent a higher risk of fire, per the NWS.

“The main issues are the winds, and those are really key at this point, but also there is low relative humidity,” Hoxsie said. “Overnight, the relative humidity will be 3% to 7%.”

Wind speeds in the SCV are set to reach 20-35 mph Sunday evening, with gusts reaching possibly as high as 40 mph Sunday evening and then becoming 50 overnight and Monday, Hoxsie added.

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