Wind Gust’s hit Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, CA — Wind gusts are picking up across Southern California and forecasters expect windy conditions through Friday afternoon.

Northeast winds are expected to be between 25 and 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS issued a wind advisory for the Los Angeles County Coast, including Downtown Los Angeles. The cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Long Beach were also included.

The strongest winds were expected to hit from Oxnard to Malibu, the NWS reports. The warning is in effect through 3 pm Friday.

“Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles,” according to the NWS. “Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.”

Drivers are urged to use extra caution, especially people driving high-profile vehicles. Outdoor objects should also be secured.

“Gusty northerly winds will develop Thursday, then turning northeast Friday with warming temperatures through Saturday,” according to the NWS. “Temperatures are expected to remain above normal into early next week.”

The Antelope Valley felt the breezy conditions Wednesday, as a wind advisory was in effect until midnight. Forecasters said west winds were expected to be between 20 mph and 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

– City News Service and Patch Editor Nicole Charky contributed to this report.

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