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Gusty winds, chilly day forecast for Southern California

Courtesy NBC LA

Winds uprooted a massive tree in South Los Angeles in the 3100 block of S. Broadway. Crews had to chop up the tree to remove it from the road.

Gusty winds that swept through Southern California left more than 17,000 customers in the dark Tuesday night.

As of Wednesday morning, only a few hundred people remain without electricity, according to Southern California Edison.

On Tuesday, winds downed trees and power lines, leaving thousands without electricity in Los Angeles and Orange counties. 

Trees toppled throughout the area, including one that authorities say fell on a car in South Los Angeles Tuesday night, injuring one person, according to NBC LA. A palm tree also toppled onto a Jefferson Park home but nobody was hurt.

RELATED: Strong winds cause power outages for over 10,000 in greater LA

Freezing temperatures were recorded overnight in the Antelope Valley. Los Angeles-area highs Wednesday will be only in the high 50s and low 60s.

The forecast calls for a gusty, chilly morning in Southern California with wind advisories in effect until 2 p.m. Gusts of 30 mph and higher are predicted in the mountains, valleys and the coast. The combination of strong winds and wet soils from Tuesday's rains increases the possibility of downed power lines and trees, the National Weather Service said.

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