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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:00 am

A “Red Flag Warning” has been issued by the National Weather Service for the mountain communities. The warning will be in effect from 3 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 through 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. Winds will develop in the San Bernardino Mountains around midnight, reaching 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. The Cajon pass will likely see gusts up to 70 mph. Blustery conditions and low humidity will create a dangerously dry environment. These predictions have prompted Southern California Edison to issue power outage alerts across the mountain communities.

At the time of print, Lake Arrowhead Village, Toptown and downtown Crestline are not within the Edison outage boundary.

Low humidity is expected to continue into Saturday, though winds are expected to weaken.

*A “Red Flag Warning” means warm temperatures, very low humidities and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger.*

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