UPDATED at 7:38 a.m. PDT November 1, 2019
The weather in southern California will be dry and breezy on Friday and Saturday but not to the extreme levels seen earlier this week. There are no Red Flag Warnings, but in Santa Clarita where the Tick Fire occurred for example, the forecast calls for 10 to 14 mph northeast winds gusting at 16 to 29 off and on into Friday night. Through Saturday the relative humidity will remain below 10 percent during the day with no recovery at night.
The Hot-Dry-Windy Index will be above the 75th percentile on Friday and Saturday.
Friday morning the chart below was revised to add the red “Critical” area that was not in the version issued Thursday. That is where the Maria Fire started at 6:15 p.m. Thursday east of Ventura, California.
There are no Red Flag Warnings in the medium-range weather outlook for southern California, but it is supposed to be dry.
Good News: 12Z models do not indicate any significant chances of #SantaAnaWinds next 10-15 days.
Bad News: deterministic GFS and ECMWF dry the next 10-15 days for #SoCal. Even the GFS ensemble only has 2-3 members indicating any light rain.
— Rich Thompson (@RichIMET) October 31, 2019