Dry and windy conditions through and below the passes and canyons of Southern California have prompted officials to issue a red flag warning for the region.
High wind and red fag warnings are now in effect until Sunday afternoon because of low humidity and expected strong gusts.
Gusty, offshore winds are expected across the Southland starting Thursday.
The first day of spring arrived with a bang in Southern California, bringing heavy snow to the mountains and illuminating the sky with flashes of lightning from Santa Barbara to downtown Los Angeles.
High wind knocked a light pole onto the roof of a classroom at Renaissance High School.