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Drivers cautioned as winds sweep through Southern California

In this file photo, a road sign warning of gusty winds is illuminated by headlights on a full-moon night May 17, 2000 at San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs. The National Weather Service has issued wind advisories for swaths of Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A gust of 74 mph was recorded on Santa Catalina Island.
In this file photo, a road sign warning of gusty winds is illuminated by headlights on a full-moon night May 17, 2000 at San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs. The National Weather Service has issued wind advisories for swaths of Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A gust of 74 mph was recorded on Santa Catalina Island.
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Strong winds are sweeping through Southern California for a second day, raising warnings about possible downed trees and power lines.

Motorists, especially those in high-profile vehicles, are urged to use caution Tuesday in mountain areas, where gusts could top 45 mph.

The National Weather Service has issued wind advisories for swaths of Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

A gust of 74 mph was recorded on Santa Catalina Island and 64 mph was recorded in the Malibu Hills.

The weather service says the combination of high winds and the recent rain could lead to downed trees.

After a cold snap, temperatures in the region will continue to inch up, with daytime highs ranging from the low 60s into the 70s. But officials warn that chilly temperatures will return during overnight hours.