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Wave hello to the giant surf and prepare for the weekend weather to blow



NEWPORT BEACH GIANT WAVE
NEWPORT BEACH GIANT WAVE
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The weather will get windy this weekend, say forecasters, as dangerously high gusts and significant ground swells prepare to pound a number of Southland regions.

With a fast-moving storm set to hit Saturday night, the National Weather Service has issued a variety of heads-up hazard warnings for driving conditions near the Grapevine, and surf conditions near the shoreline.

Ventura Co. could see between two and four inches of snow (less is expected in Los Angeles County), while the action at the beach could prove perilous with rip currents likely and extremely high surf.

Expect cloudy skies, notes the NWS, with temperatures staying on the mild side -- highs in the 60s and 70s.