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LA, It's Going To Get Windy This Week

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L.A.'s famous palm trees will be buffeted by winds this week.
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Looking ahead to the weather forecast for this week, and it is going to be windy out there.

Gusty winds are expected for much of Southern California during the early part of this week, with the strongest and most widespread winds on Monday. Gusts will likely be in the 30 mile-an-hour range for the valleys, and up to 40 miles-per-hour in the Santa Clarita Valley.

National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sirard says they'll be mostly dry winds — and with a possibility of lowering humidities, that means some increased fire danger.

"People need to be aware ... even though we've had a little bit of rain, that things are very dry, and easily combustible,” he says. “So with the strong winds, it could be quite hazardous."

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Other hazards to look out for: downed trees and branches, and dangerous driving conditions. The National Weather Service says delays at LAX and some isolated power outages are also possible.

What questions do you have about Southern California?