LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Warm and gusty Santa Ana winds swept across the Southland this morning, raising temperatures.
A wind advisory, indicating an expectation of winds blowing at speeds of 35 miles per hour or greater, will be in effect until 2 p.m. in the Santa Clarita Valley, the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area and the San Gabriel mountains.
Winds of between 15 and 30 mph gusting at up to 40 mph were expected in the Santa Clarita Valley this morning, National Weather Service forecasters said. In the Santa Monicas, the wind will blow at between 20 and 30 mph with 45- mph gusts while in the San Gabriels, 25-35 mph winds are expected, along with 55-mph gusts.
“Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high- profile vehicles,” an NWS advisory noted.
The Santa Anas were expected to raise temperatures by several degrees today. The NWS forecast highs of 69 on Mount Wilson; 73 in Avalon; 75 at LAX; 76 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 80 in downtown L.A; 82 in Long Beach and San Gabriel; 83 in Pasadena, Burbank and Saugus; and 85 in Woodland Hills.
On Wednesday, highs are forecast to be around three degrees higher in the Antelope Valley and the same as today in Saugus but several degrees cooler in most areas, including 10 degrees lower in Long Beach and seven lower in downtown L.A.
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