This warning is an extension of a red-flag warning issued earlier this week, Bartling said.
Predicted low humidities and winds across the mountains combined with dry brush — which acts as fuel — can increase the danger of fire, Glendale Fire Capt. Steven Parrish said.
"I think the weather is going to allow any small fires that start over the weekend to burn more readily," he said.
Danger areas are in the Foothills, the San Rafael, San Gabriel and Verdugo mountains, Parrish said.
Other areas of Glendale at risk for brush fires are Chevy Chase Canyon, the area around Oakmont Country Club, Adams Hill and Whiting Woods, he said.
Whiting Woods, located at the base of the Verdugo Mountains, is an area with chaparral, sage and sumac — three types of very common, flammable brush in Glendale, Parrish said.
Residents living in those brush areas can take extra safety measures to keep fires from starting, he said.
Glendale Fire Department officials are asking that residents in the brush areas immediately report any signs of smoke and use extra caution when operating machines that produce flames or sparks.
Residents should also have an evacuation plan ready, with two exit routes out of a neighborhood identified, Parrish said.
"We want people living in those areas to take the advice and use some common sense," he said. "It's a big barbecue weekend, so use some common sense and make good choices."
Fire department officials say the department will be fully staffed through the weekend in response to the warning.
For more wildfire safety tips, visit http://www.glendalefire.com.
TANIA CHATILA covers City Hall. She may be reached at (818) 637-3232 or by e-mail at tania.chatilalatimes.com.