Damaging Wind, Dust & Freezing Weather Advisories Issued
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Wind: A red flag warning was issued until 4 p.m. today, but the National Weather Service is also warning of strong winds and gusts that could be damaging, as they say. However, the winds should weaken later this afternoon.
Dust: That strong wind has prompted the Air Quality Management District to forecast unhealthy air quality from windblown dust. They say people in areas downwind from the recent wildfires should especially take note. "In areas directly impacted by windblown dust, all individuals should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion," a statement said. "People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors."
Cold: The Antelope Valley is no stranger to this in the Winter. The National Weather Service issued a freeze watch for tonight through tomorrow morning. "Light winds, clear skies and a very dry and cold airmass will result in plummeting temperatures later tonight with a strong potential for hard freezing conditions. Temperatures are expected to fall below 28 degrees and remain below freezing through around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning."