Strong northwest winds and rain will impact much of Southwest California as a cold front moves through the region beginning Sunday night.
“The strongest winds will be across the mountains, where widespread damaging wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph will be likely, with isolated gusts over 80 mph,” the National Weather Service said.
The forecast for central Los Angeles from Malibu to Long Beach calls for cloudy skies Sunday with a 50 percent change of rain. Highs will be in the lower to mid 60s, and Sunday night will turn cold with lows in the 40s to lower 50s.
The weather service predicted winds reaching 40 and 60 mph in areas of the Santa Barbara South Coast, Antelope Valley, Los Angeles/Ventura County Valleys and and the Los Angeles County coast.
“This wind event has the potential to bring numerous downed trees and power lines, especially considering the widespread weakened and diseased trees due to the drought,” the weather service said.
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