Dry, hot weather to increase risk of wildfires throughout Riverside County

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Moderate winds amid dry and hot conditions will increase the risk of wildfires today through Saturday in Riverside County, according to the National Weather Service. Winds out of the west will be light in the morning, but will increase to 15-20 mph in the Riverside metropolitan area, the Coachella Valley and the Riverside County mountains Wednesday afternoon, with gusts potentially reaching 30 mph, forecasters said. Winds in the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning will be 15-25 mph Wednesday, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Daytime humidity throughout the county will drop to around 10-15 percent Wednesday afternoon. The dry and windy conditions are expected to last through Saturday, increasing the risk of wildfires throughout Riverside County each afternoon, according to the
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