The National Weather Service said warm and dry conditions and the possibility of dry lightning will increase the risk of fire throughout the San Diego region on Monday.
A trough of low pressure moving in from the north will also bring a slight chance of thunderstorms throughout the day, meteorologist Miguel Miller said.
“There is a slight chance of thunderstorms today and an even slighter chance of rain associated with those storms,” Miller said.
Wind gusts could reach 40 mph in the mountains and deserts, while humidity levels could fall to below 20%.
The chance of measurable precipitation is less than 20% Monday throughout the county.
The weather service warned that dry lightning strikes could ignite vegetation and high winds could spread those flames quickly.
High temperatures Monday could reach 78 degrees near the coast, 84 inland, 90 in the western valleys, 88 in the mountains and 106 in the deserts.
The winds are expected to die down overnight and temperatures will decrease through the end of the week, with Thursday expected to be the coolest day, Miller said.
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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