Santa Ana winds blow through Southland through Saturday – CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Winds from Santa Ana returned to the Southland on Friday and were expected to continue into Saturday, prompting a wind warning.

“The northeast wind will pick up over the LA Mountains and the LA / Ventura Valleys on Friday morning and then spread rapidly down the corridors of Highway 14 and Highway 126 into the valleys and coastal areas, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.” according to the National Weather Service.

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“Additional reinforcement of the offshore current and upper support from Friday night through early Saturday will result in gusts at or locally 60 miles per hour, particularly in the mountains and higher parts of the LA / Ventura valleys.” Peak winds are expected on Saturday between midnight and 8 o’clock in the morning, but only weakened slightly in the course of the morning. “

A wind warning was in effect for the Los Angeles County mountains from 9 a.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday; the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area; valleys of Santa Clarita and San Fernando; and the Coastal Area, including downtown Los Angeles.

The areas can expect northeast winds of up to 25 to 35 miles per hour and gusts up to 55 miles per hour.

Gusty winds can blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles on Highways 33 in Ventura County and Interstate 5 in Los Angeles County.

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Branches could be blown over and some power outages may result.

According to the NWS, the windy conditions could extend into Sunday.

Due to the expected humidity of 25% or more and recent rainfall, the high winds are not expected to result in red flags or fire warnings.

The winds could create potentially dangerous driving conditions for trucks and other high profile vehicles.

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