LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is taking a detour from its cool, wet winter as dry and warm Santa Ana winds sweep through the region.

The National Weather Service has posted wind advisories for many areas Thursday.

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The winds produced by high pressure over the Great Basin are expected to elevate temperatures, with some areas climbing into the 80s.

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Forecasters warn that the gusts can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.

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