A delayed wet season and offshore winds are set to increase risk of wildfires igniting on Saturday and Sunday.
While many wildfires in California have been contained, some new fires have begun, including one near San Diego.
Remnants of Hurricane Bud delivered a much needed rain shower to the fire area and is expected to drop a total of one-half to one inch of rain.
Over the weekend officials were able to contain the South Fire in California by 50 percent.
"Having a fire of this magnitude in December is highly unusual."
The fire's behavior will be "somewhat moderated" by humidity in the Southern California region.
"This is a tragic reminder of the dangerous work that our firefighters do every day."
Officials warn that any fuel combined with strong winds could cause the fire to lose control.
Forecasters warn that the worst flames will come soon.
As the California wildfires elude containment, evacuations are increasing and scorched homes and land remain.