Windy Conditions on Tap for Southland Next Week

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Clouds lingering over parts of the Southland today are expected to dissipate as the weekend begins, but after a dry and slightly warmer day or two, cooler temperatures and wind are expected to blow into the area for the beginning of next week.

Windy conditions could start developing in select areas of the Southland Friday night and Saturday night, but conditions will remain dry as the sun warms things up for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday is expected to be the warmest day of the next week, with temperatures rising about five to 10 degrees and valley areas enjoying heat in the 80s.

But a cold system is then expected to bear down on the area by Monday and “bring cooler temperatures and windy conditions early next week.''

“Wind advisories are all but guaranteed and the real question is if there will be 60 mph warning gusts in the mountains,'' according to the NWS.

On Twitter, the NWS warned residents: “Heads up for Monday, it's going to be windy nearly everywhere, especially afternoon and evening. Power outages, dangerous boating and driving conditions, downed tree branches, delays at LAX, dangerous rip currents are all possible.''

Forecasters said weak to moderate Santa Ana winds could develop by Tuesday and into Wednesday or Thursday, along with lower humidity levels, bringing the potential for brief fire weather conditions.

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