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Santa Clarita Red Flag Warning Extended Into Saturday

A Red Flag Warning issued for the Santa Clarita Valley has been extended an additional day as a result of predicted high winds and dry conditions.

On Thursday, officials with the National Weather Service extended a Red Flag Warning for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties into Saturday after previously being scheduled to end Friday.

The Red Flag Warning, which includes all of the Santa Clarita Valley, is now set to last from 2 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Saturday.

A major component behind the decision to extend the Red Flag Warning are the predicted dry conditions, with humidities expected to lower sharply Thursday afternoon and evening to 12 to 25 percent, lowering further to 6 to 15 percent for Friday through Sunday.

“If fire ignition occurs, conditions will be favorable for rapid fire spread, long range spotting, and extreme fire behavior which would threaten life and property,” the watch reads.

See Related: SCE Begins Instating Public Safety Power Shutoffs Near Santa Clarita

Southern California Edison (SCE) officials have already begun implementing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in several areas surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley, with portions of Santa Clarita remaining under consideration for such outages on Thanksgiving Day.

As of 12:05 p.m. Thursday, officials turned off power to a portion or all of the following zip codes:

  • 91042
  • 91321
  • 91311
  • 91326
  • 91351
  • 91387
  • 91390
  • 93510

Additionally, several areas in the eastern portion of Santa Clarita remain under consideration for a PSPS due to “strong winds that could pose a threat to power lines.” A map of impacted areas can be viewed below.

SCE PSPS Map as of 12:05 p.m. Thursday

The areas currently under a PSPS are listed as having power restored at 3 p.m. on Saturday if current weather conditions persist.

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Santa Clarita Red Flag Warning Extended Into Saturday

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Michael Brown has lived in Santa Clarita his whole life. Graduating from Saugus High School in 2016, he continued to stay local by attending The Master’s University, where he achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Michael joined KHTS in January of 2018 as a news intern, and has since gone on to become the News Director for the KHTS Newsroom. Since joining KHTS, Michael has covered many breaking news stories (both on scene and on air), interviewed dozens of prominent state and federal political figures, and interacted with hundreds of residents from Santa Clarita. When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, as well as reading any comic book he can get his hands on.