The National Weather Service announced Tuesday that a Fire Weather Watch will be in effect Wednesday night through Friday evening for most of Los Angeles County, including the Santa Clarita Valley. Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds and very low relative humidity are forecasted.
Meanwhile, Southern California Edison (SCE) says it is not planning Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) for the next 48 hours. For more information on PSPS, click here.
A Santa Ana wind event will likely bring widespread critical conditions to most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. There is still some uncertainty in the strength of the winds, but peak gusts between 40 and 60 mph is the most likely outcome. Minimum humidities will likely lower well below 10 percent, with maximum temperatures between 87 and 97.
A decision on whether or not to convert this watch into a Red Flag Warning will be made either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning.