The warm weather and sunshine are expected to stay around all week and strong winds mean increased fire danger Tuesday.
The forecast high for Tuesday is about 84 degrees, according to the National Weather Service website, with partly cloudy skies and a low of about 58 degrees overnight.
“Go out and enjoy the weather,” weather service meteorologist Juan Hernandez said. “Try to be aware there is a high fire danger today, especially today. Try to avoid outdoor burning, don’t throw any cigarettes out of windows.”
Winds from the south will pick up speed Tuesday afternoon, starting at 5 to 10 mph in the morning hours and reaching 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could reach 30 mph, according to the NWS.
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“With the strong winds, anything that catches fire will have the potential to increase,” NWS meteorologist Juan Hernandez said.
The highest risk for fire will be noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday when the winds pick up, he said.
A cold front will move through the area on Wednesday, but won’t bring any rain, Hernandez said. The high will reach about 77 degrees, and winds will come from the northwest.
“The sun continues through Saturday,” he said. “The next chance for rain will be on Sunday, which will have a 20 percent chance for precipitation, with chances increasing Sunday night going into Monday.”
The cold front should move through tomorrow morning before dawn.