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Strong Santa Ana Winds Blowing Into San Diego

Strong gusty winds and low humidity will pose an increased risk of wildfire in the mountains of San Diego County on Wednesday, forecasters said.

The National Weather Service declared a fire weather watch from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

East winds of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts of 35 mph, were likely for most mountain areas, the Weather Service warned.

Gusts could reach 45 mph along the Interstate 8 Corridor, according to the agency.

Elsewhere, a high wind warning -- denoting a forecast of sustained wind speeds of 40 miles per hour, with gusts of 58 mph or greater -- will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Santa Ana Mountains, which jut into northern San Diego County.

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