Hot, dry, windy days await Southern California (updated)

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Update 12:12 p.m. High wind warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for parts of Southwestern California until 3 p.m. Wednesday.

“Damaging” wind gusts of 60 to 65 miles per hour are expected in some areas Tuesday.

Wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour are expected through Tuesday afternoon in valleys and coastal areas of Ventura County, San Fernando Valley and below passes and canyons from Malibu to the Hollywood hills.

The Santa Monica Mountains will get isolated wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour Wednesday morning.

NWS said:

There may be a lull in the winds this afternoon and evening…then winds are expected to increase again tonight…and will likely be even stronger Wednesday morning and early Wednesday afternoon.

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Earlier:

The last days of April will feel like August in Southern California.

Temperatures north of 90 are expected Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles, and Wednesday is likely to be even hotter.

RELATED: SoCal heat wave: Temps up to 100 due this week

The heat means wildfire danger in outlying areas, as dry gusty winds could hit the coasts and mountains starting Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for the Hollywood Hills, the Santa Monica and San Gabriel mountains and the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.

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