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A wind advisory has been issued for the Antelope Valley, with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the advisory until 11 p.m. Monday, according to the agency. 

“Gusty winds and reduced visibility from blowing dust will make driving difficult. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects,” said NWS officials. “Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.”

Southwest winds 15 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 45 mph are expected for the area, according to forecasters. 

Isolated gusts of up to 60 mph in the foothills are possible, according to the advisory. 

Major roadways that will likely be impacted by the gusty winds include Highways 14 and 138.

“Blowing dust may impact roads with reduced visibility,” NWS officials said. “Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle.

The onshore gradients are generating gusty winds over the mountains and interior valleys, especially over the Antelope Valley, according to forecasters.

Winds are set to remain in the AV through Wednesday, however, lower gusts of about 40-30 miles per hour are expected, according to the weather service. 

The cooler temperatures are also predicted to subside by Friday, with a high in the low 90s for Palmdale and Lancaster. 

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Triple-Digit Temperature Record Broken As Heatwave Hits SoCal

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Palmdale reached 107 degrees on Tuesday, with more records “at-risk” of being broken across Southern California this week as the heatwave continues. 

The High Desert community broke a record of 105 degrees set in 1966, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

An excessive heat watch is in effect until Friday for the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope Valleys.

“Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors,” the warning said. “Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.”

A further heat advisory has been issued until Wednesday evening for parts of the San Fernando Valley, including Woodland Hills, Northridge, Burbank and Universal City.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities, NWS officials said.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is urging residents to stay inside and avoid strenuous workouts, if possible.

“It is critically important to never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in homes with no air conditioning and particularly in vehicles, even if the windows are ‘cracked’ or open, as temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels,” said Dr. Muntu Davis, the county health officer, in a statement. 

Cooling centers are available across L.A. County, for those without access to air conditioning, according to Public Health.

The strong ridge of high pressure is expected to persist over the region continuing to bring hot temperatures through at least Thursday.

Places like Woodland Hills could hit 110 degrees Wednesday and the Antelope Valley could see temps rivaling all-time highs around 115, forecasters said. 

Records in other areas, including Burbank and Woodland Hills, have a lower chance of breaking records of up to 30%, according to models.

By Friday residents should expect some relief, with increasing onshore flow expected to bring morning marine layer clouds as well as cooler temps to the coasts and valleys.

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Triple-Digit Southern California Heatwave Could Break Records

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An excessive heat watch is in place for most of Los Angeles County next week as the first heatwave of the summer brings potentially record-breaking triple-digit temperatures.

From Tuesday morning through Friday evening, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat watch for the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope Valleys.

“Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors,” the warning said. “Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.”

Temperatures “really get cooking” Tuesday, especially in southern areas then expanding northward on Wednesday, according to forecasters.

The valleys should jump into the triple-digits and as high as 107 degrees in the warmest areas, according to the weather service. 

Places like Woodland Hills could hit 110  Wednesday and the Antelope Valley could see temps rivaling all-time highs around 115, forecasters said. 

The Antelope Valley has a 75% chance of breaking a previous record high of 105 on Thursday, according to the NWS.

Records in other areas, including Burbank and Woodland Hills, have a lower chance of breaking records of up to 30%, according to models. 

“One interesting factor to keep an eye on is the possibility of a resurgence in the Sundowner winds early next week, especially Tuesday evening,” forecasters added. 

The combination could result in a dangerous fire weather situation with gusty northerly winds, hot temperatures, and very low humidity, according to the weather service. 

By the end of the week, temperatures are expected to be cooler as the pressure system subsides. 

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Santa Ana Winds, High Temperatures Elevate Fire Danger In Southern California

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Gusty Santa Ana winds combined with warm temperatures and very low humidities are expected to bring elevated fire weather conditions to Southern California.

The warming trend is expected to continue with very warm temperatures through Monday due to weak to moderate offshore flow, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

“The Santa Ana winds will peak in strength Sunday morning, shifting more northeasterly Sunday night into Monday, before turning westerly Monday afternoon,” said NWS officials.

A wind advisory is in effect until Sunday afternoon in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys, with gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

“Winds will blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles,” forecasters said. “Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.”

As of Sunday morning, there are no planned Public Safety Power Shutoffs in the Southland, according to Southern California Edison.

Major roadways that could be impacted by the gusty winds include Interstates 5 and 405, as well as Highways 14 and 118.

“Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects,” said NWS officials.

The highs in the valleys could reach the 90s on Monday, according to forecasters.

Temperatures are expected to be cooler by Tuesday, with a drizzle or light rain possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning as well for parts of Los Angeles County, according to the NWS.

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