Area awaits rain, not cold, to reduce fire risk

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANTELOPE VALLEY – The region awoke Monday to a freeze warning that gave way throughout the day to a warning of high fire danger. “It’s cold” does not trump “it’s dry” when it comes to fire danger, Los Angeles County fire officials said. Although the winds that lashed the area over the weekend died down, dry conditions with low humidity persisted Monday, prompting the red-flag alert that remained in effect until 6 p.m. The good news is that dry weather, which has plagued northern Los Angeles County this month, is expected to end today with mostly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Highs today will reach only the mid-50s to lower 60s, with overnight lows dipping into the 30s and breezes gusting to 20 mph. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Wednesday and Thursday will be much the same, with an increasing chance of light rain Friday night and Saturday. The weekend will remain partly cloudy and brisk, with highs in the 50s and overnight lows dipping into the low 30s.last_img read more