Strong winds lashed parts of the Southland Monday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue wind advisories.
A wind advisory was issued for the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains and scheduled to be in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday. The wind was expected to blow at between 20 and 30 miles per hour in the mountains, gusting to 50 mph, according to the NWS.
The wind was expected to die down this afternoon and resume blowing hard this evening, peaking in strength Tuesday morning, the NWS said, adding that the Glendale (2), Golden State (5) and Antelope Valley (14) freeways would be affected.
Wind advisories are also scheduled to be in force from 4 a.m. Tuesday until 3 p.m. in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, where winds are expected to blow at between 15 and 30 mph, gusting at up to 45 mph, according to an NWS statement.
The valley winds are expected to affect travel on the Golden State (5), Ventura (101), Ronald Reagan (118), Foothill (210), and San Diego (405) freeways, according to the NWS.
Also scheduled to be issued Tuesday is a wind advisory that will cover Los Angeles County beach cities, downtown L.A. and the rest of Metropolitan Los Angeles, and the Hollywood Hills from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Winds of between 15 and 25 mph accompanied by 40-mph gusts are expected in those areas. Pacific Coast Highway and the Hollywood (101) freeway will be affected, NWS forecasters said.