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Map: Red Flag warning for high fire danger issued through Saturday

The current Red Flag warning area for Southern California.
The current Red Flag warning area for Southern California.
Courtesy NOAA

UPDATED: 10:40 a.m.: For the latest information, you can view the map above as it is updated in real time.

L.A. County Firefighters also want to remind residents to prepare for wildfires with "Ready, Set, GO!" and it includes tips in creating a home fire escape plan.

PREVIOUSLY: A Red Flag warning has been issued for much of Southern California as strong winds and dry conditions are forecast into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say the warnings are in effect until Saturday afternoon as high pressure will generate powerful, gusty Santa Ana winds from the northeast. 

Humidity is expected to fall into the single digits by Friday afternoon.

Red Flag warnings are in effect for parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego and Riverside counties.

Wind gusts of up to 65 mph are possible in San Diego County, with the strongest winds along the lower coastal slopes of the mountains and inland valleys.

The weather service says northerly winds gusting to 40 mph in places swept through the region Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Several trees were knocked down and several thousand people were briefly left without power at times but damage was light.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement it has pre-deployed firefighting resources to brush-heavy neighborhoods. It has also issued street parking restrictions in fire prone areas.

The areas where parking is prohibited is highlighted in red below:

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