A fire weather watch is in effect late Wednesday, Oct. 9, through late Friday, Oct. 11, for all or portions of San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties, the San Bernardino National Forest and Orange County inland areas.

Strong gusty winds and low humidity is forecast for most of the extreme southwestern California. East to northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 50 mph are expected. Local gusts up to 60 mph are possible. Humidity will remain 5 to 10 percent. Strongest winds are expected in the northern areas of the watch on Thursday and southern areas on Friday.

Any fires that develop during this period could likely spread rapidly. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.

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