A fire danger warning in Southern California. Photo by Chris Jennewein.

The National Weather Service office in San Diego is forecasting the return of moderate Santa Ana winds on Sunday night and Monday.

The weather service issued a high wind warning for the San Diego County mountains beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday and a fire weather watch for Monday.

North of San Diego County, a red flag warning begins at 10 p.m. for Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties with gusts up to 70 mph possible.

“Winds will not be as strong as they develop across San Diego County early Monday morning with peak
gusts closer to 45 mph probable on the wind-prone coastal slope areas later in the morning,” the weather service said. “Offshore gusts of 25-30 mph are possible over far northern coastal San Diego.”

Before the winds pick up on Sunday, there will be patchy fog and a slight chance of rain. Highs Sunday are expected to be 69 to 74 along the coast, 71 to 76 in the inland valleys, and 64 to 72 in the mountains.

Another round of Santa Ana winds is expected on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.