LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Strong Santa Ana winds are forecast to return to Southern California Wednesday night.
A high wind watch was issued by the National Weather Service for the Santa Monica, Ventura County, Los Angeles County mountains, and the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday night through Thursday. Gusts between 55 and 75 mph are expected during the peak of this latest wind event on Thursday morning.READ MORE: Authorities Looking For Offender Who Left Los Angeles Rehabilitation Facility
Moderate to Strong #SantaAnaWinds expected Wednesday night through Friday, focused over #LosAngeles and #Ventura Counties. Gusts between 55-75 mph during early Thursday peak. Stay safe out there. #cawx pic.twitter.com/9EaXXhBdfM
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 24, 2021READ MORE: Stewart Waithanji Of Costa Mesa Charged With Murder After Hit-And-Run Crash Kills 74-Year-Old Man
“Damaging winds could blow down large objects such as trees and power lines,” according to the NWS. “Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.”
Forecasters said the wind could create hazardous conditions on the ocean, including around Catalina Island, increase the danger of wildfires, and cause damage to trees and temporary shelters.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By 2 Cars In South LA; 3 Witnesses That Tried To Help Him Sought For Questioning
But unlike the most recent wind events, this week’s should be rather short and repeat late Saturday into Sunday.