Dry Santa Ana winds gusting hard along Interstate 8 in East County

Dry Santa Ana winds are gusting upwards of 40 miles per hour along eastern Interstate 8 in East County, buffeting drivers, especially in the Alpine area.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag fire weather warning that will be in effect until 10 p.m. on Friday.

The warning applies to the county’s inland valleys, foothills, and mountains, where daytime temperatures will reach the 80s and 90s and the relative humidity will drop below 20 percent, increasing the risk of wildfires.

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