Red Flag Warning In Effect Until Noon Saturday
PALM DESERT - The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Riverside County, including the Coachella Valley, until noon Saturday.
The National Weather Service alert, due to run from 6 this morning to 6p.m. Sunday, cautions that ``critical'' combustion risks likely will result from strong Santa Ana winds out of the northeast coupled with humidity levels dipping mostly below 15 percent and possibly into the single digits.
The agency expects sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts ranging from 35 to 60 mph in most areas to 65 to 75 mph in the foothills in the Banning Pass area.
A red flag warning is the most serious fire-related warning issued by