LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Southland motorists were confronted by wet roads Monday morning.

According to forecasters, the day is expected to be mostly cloudy with the chance of rain set at 40 to 50 percent.

A wind advisory signifying an expectation of winds of at least 35 miles per hour will remain in effect until 11 a.m. in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountains and the Antelope Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

A beach hazard statement is scheduled to last through the afternoon in Los Angeles and Orange counties, with surf of 4 to 6 feet battering the coast and sets of 7 feet expected.

More serious weather conditions are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon, when a fire weather watch will take effect, lasting through Thursday evening.

During that time, gusty Santa Ana winds will generate higher temperatures and bring considerable drying, with humidity levels dipping into single digits.

A fire weather watch will cover much of Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel and the Santa Monica mountains, forest areas, the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, and the Los Angeles coastal zones, which includes beach cities, metropolitan Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills.

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