PALMDALE (  — After a day of strong winds and steady rainfall, Palmdale residents on Tuesdsay night were still dealing with howling winds as they made their way home.

“It’s so scary driving,” one Palmdale resident said.

“Boy, getting on the freeway with the winds, it does whip you around pretty good,” another Palmdale resident, Tammy Becker, said.

Earlier, at least a half-dozen big-rigs were blown over on the 14 Freeway, shutting down the freeway for a period of time between Lancaster and Mojave.

A roof was also torn off a building at a small airport in Mojave, and trees were uprooted. Gusts approached 60 mph in some areas.

A high wind advisory was in effect until Wednesday at 12 p.m. in for the Grapevine, mountainous areas and in the western portion of the Antelope Valley.

No rain is in Wednesday’s forecast, but there is a 40 percent chance of rain in the greater L.A. area after midnight Thursday, falling to 20 percent Friday morning.

Christmas Day will be mostly cloudy. There is a 20 percent chance of rain that morning, giving way to a sunny afternoon, with temperature highs in the 60s.

Temperatures across the region will remain in the 60s for the next several days.

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