Santa Ana winds trigger strong wind warning in SoCal mountains and valleys

Santa Ana winds continue to sweep through Southern California and a severe wind warning remains in effect through Monday, forecasters said.

Cold winds blowing from the northeast with gusts of up to 60 mph in the Santa Monica Mountains and some inland areas of Los Angeles County are expected to peak around 2 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Lancaster and Palmdale will likely experience strong winds.

“I know some of you are tired of this pattern, if I could change it I would,” the NWS said. tweeted Saturday afternoon. “Yes, more #SantaAnaWinds. Winds pick up tonight, peaking Sunday morning. As offshore winds continue and high pressure builds, temperatures will hit the 80s by midweek. Windy again Tuesday afternoon – Thursday.

Downed trees and power outages are likely in the Santa Monica Mountains region, officials said. Gusty winds are expected to affect Interstate 5, Highway 14, Kanan Road, Malibu Canyon, Topanga and Decker Canyon.

Parts of the valley will experience winds of up to 35 mph and gusts of up to 55 mph, officials said. The northern San Fernando Valley and eastern Ventura County are expected to experience the strongest winds through Monday afternoon.

Wind advisories are also in effect along the coasts of Ventura County and Los Angeles County. Northerly winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected in these areas.

Forecasters also called for increased caution when driving through mountains and valleys in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Northeast winds are forecast to be 20-30 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph near the foothills and below the Cajon and San Gorgonio passes.

Temperatures in Southern California are expected to warm by the middle of the week. David Sweet, meteorologist at the Weather Service’s Oxnard Station, said during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 13, temperatures should be around 80 degrees.

Los Angeles Times

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