- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gusty winds, low humidity and spiking heat will bring extreme fire danger to Southern California and it will last for days.

The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings and watches from Tuesday through Thursday for several counties - especially the mountains, valleys and coastline.

Temperatures will inch up and by Wednesday could reach the 90s and even triple digits in and around greater Los Angeles.

Forecasters warn that winds gusting to more than 50 mph and single-digit humidity could turn small fires into big ones.

At the beaches swimmers and surfers are cautioned about rip currents and surf topping six feet.

The fire weather comes a day after central and southern California got a dousing from a weak cold front that moved through. About an inch of rain fell in parts of San Luis Obispo County.

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