Photo: OnSceneTV
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Don’t drive if you don’t have to Sunday, as dangerous winds and miserable cold rain will hit Southern California off and on.

An unseasonably cold late-season storm will continue to bring strong wind and some rain across Southern California Sunday, the National Weather Service is reporting.

Although rain is forecast throughout the day in Los Angeles, with a slight chance of thunderstorms, strong winds are expected to be more problematic.

A small craft advisory is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday from San Clemente south to the Mexican border, where 8-12 foot waves will swell, dropping to 7-10 feet later in the day, according to the NWS.

In the Los Angeles basin, winds have diminished but travelers heading north toward Santa Barbara can expect 20-30 mph northwest winds, with gusts up to 45 mph through tonight, the NWS reported.

“Gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles,” according to the NWS.

Roads expected to be most impacted include highways 1, 101 and 154, the NWS continued.

“When driving, use extra caution; be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds,” the NWS warned.

A winter storm advisory remains in effect Sunday for the Los Angeles County mountains.

The forecast calls for clearing skies late Sunday, with sunshine on tap Monday across the region.



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