By City News Service
Strong winds will lash the Southland today following a morning of frigid temperatures.
Frost or light freezes were reported this morning in wind-sheltered areas in Los Angeles County valleys, according to the National Weather Service.
The temperatures will rise above freezing this morning as strong northeast winds pick up, according to a National Weather Service advisory. The winds will continue through Tuesday morning, with the strongest occurring from mid morning through the afternoon today.
Wind gusts of between 60 and 65 miles per hour are expected in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and the Santa Clarita Valley, according to the advisory. In neighboring areas, including other L.A. County valleys, the gusts will be 40-50 mph, it said.
With temperatures between 29 and 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a frost advisory was scheduled to be in effect until 7 a.m. today in the Santa Clarita Valley, the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Monica Recreational Area, and until 9 a.m. in the San Gabriel Valley.
Also in force this morning was a high wind warning scheduled to be in force until 4 a.m. Tuesday in the San Gabriel Mountains, the Santa Monica Recreational Area, and the Santa Clarita Valley. A less serious wind advisory will be in effect from 7 this morning until noon Tuesday in the San Fernando Valley, along the L.A. County coast, in the Hollywood Hills, the Westside, and metropolitan Los Angeles, including downtown L.A.
Winds of between 25 and 35 mph gusting to 60 mph are possible in areas subject to a high wind warning and between 20 and 30 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph where a wind advisory was declared.
The NWS forecast sunny skies today and highs of 42 on Mount Wilson; 44 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 49 in Saugus; 58 in Burbank; 59 in Pasadena and Woodland Hills; 60 in Avalon, San Gabriel and Anaheim; 61 in downtown L.A.; and 62 in Long Beach, Newport Beach and at LAX. A warming trend is expected to start Tuesday. By Saturday, a high of 73 is expected in downtown L.A.