High temperatures and gusty winds have prompted weather forecasters to issue a Red Flag Warning for fire danger for Santa Barbara County through Monday.

The warning will extend from 6 p.m. Sunday until 9 a.m. Monday.

“A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now….or will shortly,” forecasters said. “A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Use extreme caution with potential fire ignition sources.”

A High Wind Warning also was issued for much of the county, with the National Weather Service predicting northwest to north winds of 25-40 mph and gusts to 50 mph.

The strongest winds are expected along the Gaviota Coast, and the foothills of Santa Barbara and Montecito.

The advisory will extend from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday.

There also was a Wind Advisory in effect during the day on Sunday, 

Daytime temperatures are expected to warm throughout the coming week, from a high of 77 in Santa Barbara on Sunday to 86 on Wednesday.

Inland areas will see daytime highs into the 90s by the later part of the week.

Overnight lows should be around 60.

Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

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