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US Saddleridge fire calms down, heavy rains on East Coast

19:50  14 october  2019
19:50  14 october  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Some rain will develop along this warm front today and get heavier as we head into tonight and tomorrow. On Tuesday morning, the center of the storm system will move into the southern Plains as the warm front lifts north from the Gulf of Mexico bringing lots of tropical moisture to the area, this will Winds are finally subsiding in southern California and humidity is moving up the coast . Because of better weather conditions over the last 24 hours, firefighters were able to get a better handle on the Saddleridge Fire in the San Fernando Valley. The Saddleridge Fire is now 42% contained with

PHOTO: Some rain will develop along this warm front today and get heavier as we head into tonight and tomorrow. (ABC News). On Tuesday morning, the center of the storm system will move into the southern Plains as the warm front lifts north from the Gulf of Mexico bringing lots of tropical moisture to the Winds are finally subsiding in southern California and humidity is moving up the coast . Because of better weather conditions over the last 24 hours, firefighters were able to get a better handle on the Saddleridge Fire in the San Fernando Valley. The Saddleridge Fire is now 42% contained with

A new storm system is developing in the southern Plains and will move east over the next few days bringing a threat of flooding to the South with rain and gusty winds in the Northeast.

a person standing in front of a sunset: A firefighter waits for water as the Saddleridge fire flares up near homes in Sylmar, Calif on Oct. 10, 2019.© Michael Owen Baker/AP, FILE A firefighter waits for water as the Saddleridge fire flares up near homes in Sylmar, Calif on Oct. 10, 2019.

This morning, a storm system is back in the High Plains with the warm front stretching all the way through the Gulf Coast. Some rain will develop along this warm front today and get heavier into tonight and tomorrow.

a close up of a map: Some rain will develop along this warm front today and get heavier as we head into tonight and tomorrow.© ABC News Some rain will develop along this warm front today and get heavier as we head into tonight and tomorrow.

On Tuesday morning, the center of the storm system will move into the southern Plains as the warm front lifts north from the Gulf of Mexico bringing lots of tropical moisture to the area, this will result in heavy rain moving over the same areas from Louisiana to Georgia.

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The Saddleridge Fire that burned through thousands of acres in Southern California began near the base of a transmission tower in northern Los Angeles. Christian Monterrosa/epa-efe/rex/EPA-EFE via Shutterstock, FILE. (MORE: Saddleridge fire calms down , heavy rains on East Coast ).

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In the next 48 hours, parts of the South could see up to 4 inches of rain which could cause flash flooding in some areas.

a close up of a sign: In the next 48 hours, parts of the South could see up to 4 inches of rain which could cause flash flooding in some areas.© ABC News In the next 48 hours, parts of the South could see up to 4 inches of rain which could cause flash flooding in some areas.

By Wednesday, the storm system will move up the East Coast and could combine with another storm system to bring heavy rain and gusty winds for the Northeast from Washington, D.C., to New York City and Boston. Flooding is not expected but this could change.

a screenshot of a video game: All Red Flag Warnings or Wind Alerts have expired because of higher humidity and lower wind speeds.© ABC News All Red Flag Warnings or Wind Alerts have expired because of higher humidity and lower wind speeds. Winds are finally subsiding in southern California and humidity is moving up the coast.

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The Saddleridge fire has led to a mandatory evacuation for 25,000 homes, some of which have been destroyed. A lorry with burning rubbish sparked another fire on Thursday east of LA. The state's largest utility this week pulled the plug on at least 700,000 customers to prevent wildfires sparked by windblown power lines. The National Weather Service has issued red flag fire condition warnings for Los Angeles and Ventura counties, cautioning of wind gusts of up to 75mph in the mountains and 55mph by the coasts .

The Saddleridge Fire broke out after 9pm on Thursday in Sylmar, California along the 210 Freeway. Officials ordered more than 100,000 to evacuate from the Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Oakridge Estates neighborhoods of Los Angeles. As of 1pm Friday, 7,542 acres of A firefighter attempting to deescalate a serious wildfire in Southern California as it quickly worked through dry vegetation and went on to scorch nearby homes as residents scrambled to safety. Terrifying footage shows crews battling a California wildfire fueled by winds as homes burned and thousands of people were forced to evacuate.

Because of better weather conditions over the last 24 hours, firefighters were able to get a better handle on the Saddleridge Fire in the San Fernando Valley.

The Saddleridge Fire is now 42% contained with nearly 8,000 acres burned. All evacuation orders have been lifted.

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All red flag warnings and wind alerts have expired because of higher humidity and lower wind speeds.

The green area in the map below shows higher humidity all over the coast, even in inland areas with light winds.

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