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Strong Winds, Warm Temps, Rip Currents to Stir Up SoCal

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Strong Santa Ana winds are expected to blow their way through Southern California tonight through Sunday afternoon, and the National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory. The winds are likely to be damaging in some areas, especially over the mountains, where gusts could reach up to 65 mph.Trees may come down, but the fire danger isn't quite so elevated, because of our recent rainstorms. "The arrival of the Santa Anas will coincide with warmer than average temperatures across the Southland," reports LA Now. "Highs are expected to climb into the 70s in the L.A. region for the next five days, and could creep into the 80s by Wednesday and Thursday."

In Orange and San Diego counties, as well as to the north in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, the danger will be in the form of rip currents, with dangerous conditions for swimmers, surfers, and boaters.