If you haven’t headed to the airport yet, here are some tips on navigating your Thanksgiving flight

Stormy, dry Santa Ana winds are threatening wildfires in Southern California this week, threatening the prospect of blackouts over the Thanksgiving holiday.

A red flag warning that affected 17 million people went into effect Wednesday morning in Ventura, Los Angeles and parts of San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS said a red flag warning means that critical weather fires are expected, including strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures.

The warning will be in effect until Friday afternoon.

The winds will be stronger Wednesday afternoon, according to the NWS. Some areas may experience isolated winds of 60 to 70 mph across hills and mountains.

CNN meteorologist Robert Shackleford said conditions in the San Diego area would be slightly better, with winds gusting up to 60 mph and relative humidity between 7% and 15%.

Extreme conditions may cause delays at airports in the area.

Utility companies in the area are preparing for a wind event and warning residents of possible power outages in an effort to prevent fires.

Keep track of the weather in your area Here.


Leave a Comment