Gusty winds will blow across portions of the Southland Monday, producing gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and potentially create challenges for drivers, National Weather Service forecasters said.

A wind advisory indicating an expectation of 35-mph winds will be in effect from 9 a.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday in the L.A. County portion of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley. Winds of 20-35 mph are expected, along with gusts of 30-50 mph, and isolated 60-mph gusts are possible Monday afternoon in the hills near Lake Palmdale, according to an NWS statement.

“Cross winds can make driving difficult, especially for drivers of high-profile vehicles and vehicles towing trailers. Areas of blowing dust can suddenly and dangerously reduce visibilities to near zero,” warned the statement.

A wind advisory will also be in effect from noon until 10 p.m. Monday in L-A County beach cities, metropolitan Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, Santa Catalina Island and the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. Winds of 15-25 mph will sweep those areas and be accompanied by 40 mph gusts Monday afternoon and evening, according to NWS.

The NWS forecast partly cloudy skies Monday and highs of 49 degrees on Mount Wilson; 58 in Lancaster; 60 in Palmdale and Saugus; 62 at LAX; 64 in Avalon, Pasadena, San Gabriel and Burbank; 65 in Downtown L.A and Long Beach; and 66 in Woodland Hills.

A combination of sunny and partly cloudy skies was forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 60 in San Clemente; 61 in Laguna Beach; 62 in Newport Beach; 63 in Mission Viejo; 65 in Anaheim and Irvine; and 66 in Fullerton and Yorba Linda.

Temperatures will rise by up to nine degrees Tuesday under sunny skies.

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