Environment & Science

Windy weather is coming to parts of SoCal the next few days

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Get ready for the wind, SoCal. Northerly winds are expected to arrive Wednesday night in some areas through Thursday evening.

"Those northerly winds can be quite gusty," David Sweet, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told KPCC.

Sweet said northerly winds in the mountains can gust as high as 50-55 miles per hour. Through the Santa Clarita Valley, the San Fernando Valley and parts of the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley, wind gusts will be about 40-45 miles per hour. 

Winds will continue Friday, but Sweet said the shifting of winds to the northeast will "take on more of a classic Santa Ana condition" by then. These wind conditions will go into Saturday and will bring dry conditions and warmer temperatures. Drier conditions will bring a higher fire danger, Sweet said. Wind gusts of 40-45 in the Valleys and 50-55 in the mountains are predicted.

By Sunday, much cooler temperatures are expected. 

On the coasts south of Santa Barbara County, a flood advisory is out  for a combination of elevated surf and high tides Thursday morning. Minor flooding during the high tides will affect the lowest areas of the coast like Los Alamitos, Venice Beach and areas like Malibu, Sweet said.