Wind Advisories in Effect for Parts of L.A. County


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - High winds are expected to buffet parts of L.A. County again today, the National Weather service said.

A wind advisory for the Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range, has been extended to 6 a.m. Friday, according to the NWS. It had been set to expire at 3 a.m. Friday.

Meanwhile, a wind advisory scheduled to go into effect for the Santa Clarita Valley at noon Thursday and run through 3 a.m. Friday was extended to 6 a.m. Friday.

The Antelope Valley is also expected to get hit with high winds, with an advisory beginning at noon Thursday and extending to 9 p.m.

In the L.A. mountains, the weather service was forecasting northwest to north winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.

In the Santa Clarita Valley, northwest to north winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts to 40 mph, were expected.

In the Antelope Valley, the forecast calls for west to northwest to north winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts to 45. Highways 14 and 138, especially near the foothills, were highlighted by the weather service.

Gusts could blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

In addition, tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result, the NWS said.

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