The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory in effect until Tuesday at 5 p.m. and a red flag fire danger warning in effect until Wednesday at 5 p.m. due to strong Santa Ana wind and single-digit humidity.
The alerts cover the coastal and interior valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
The NWS predicts wind from the northeast at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph through Tuesday afternoon, with isolated gusts up to 55 mph possible.
The gusty wind will make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. When driving, use extra caution and be prepared for sudden gusty crosswind.
Humidity in the SCV was just 8 percent early Monday evening and is expected to drop as low as 3 percent during the red flag warning.
There will be poor overnight recoveries in the hills and windier locations.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will soon. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Use extreme caution with potential fire ignition sources.