High Wind Warnings To Remain In Effect Until Mid-Afternoon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is enduring another day of strong, gusty and possibly damaging winds.

The National Weather Service says high wind warnings will remain in effect until mid-afternoon Saturday over a wide area.

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The warnings are expected to expire at 3 p.m for Los Angeles and Ventura counties and 1 p.m. for San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Wind speeds will range from 25 to 45 mph in coastal and valley areas with gusts up to 70 mph in the mountains.

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Wind damage or lightning strikes knocked out power for thousands on Friday in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Winds also forced closure of two rides at Disney’s California Adventure.

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