Santa Ana winds in IE
A windy day in the Inland Empire, Photo via OnScene,TV.

After a day of sometimes-heavy rain that brought flood watches and winter-storm warnings to Southern California, the sun made a triumphant return Tuesday, but windy conditions were continuing in some parts of the Southland.

National Weather Service forecasters said conditions should be dry for the rest of the week, and “skies will be mostly clear save for coastal night through morning low clouds.”

“A warming trend will bring max temps to normal values by Friday,” according to the NWS.

A wind advisory will be in effect in parts of Los Angeles County until 3 a.m. Wednesday. Northwest winds from 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph are expected in the Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica Range, and Lockwood Valley, Mount Pinos, Acton, Mount Wilson and Sandberg.

West winds from 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 45 mph are expected in the Antelope Valley in Lancaster and Palmdale.

Gusty winds can reduce visibility from blowing dust and make driving conditions difficult. The National Weather Service recommends using extra caution when driving, especially high-profile vehicles, and to secure outdoor objects.

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