Windy, Dry 'Storm' on its Way

The winds were expected to develop and strengthen over the course of the day, becoming more widespread Tuesday.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Gusty westerly winds were forecast to develop today as a result of a tight surface pressure gradient forming ahead of what the National Weather Service called "a fairly dry and cold storm system."

The winds were expected to develop and strengthen over the course of the day, becoming more widespread Tuesday, according to the NWS.

In the meantime, a wind advisory went into effect at 9 a.m. in Los Angeles County in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains and the Antelope Valley, expiring at 9 p.m. Tuesday. In Orange County, the wind advisory will be in force near the coast from 10 a.m. today to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

In Los Angeles County, the winds will blow at sustained speeds of between 25 and 35 miles per hour, gusting to up to 55 mph, with isolated 65-mph gusts possible in foothill areas, such as in Lake Palmdale and at Poppy Park in the Antelope Valley, forecasters said. In Orange County, they expect 15-25 mph winds gusting to 45 mph.

The NWS today forecast partly cloudy skies and highs of 58 degrees Fahrenheit on Mount Wilson; 66 in Avalon and Newport Beach; 67 at LAX, 69 in Long Beach; 70 in Burbank and downtown L.A.; 71 in Anaheim, Pasadena and San Gabriel; 72 in Saugus; 73 in Woodland Hills; and 75 in Palmdale and Lancaster.

Tuesday's highs are expected to be 13 degrees lower in the Antelope Valley but only about one degree lower in most communities, although unlike today, many will experience mostly cloudy skies.

--City News Service

Wolfman May 05, 2014 at 02:40 PM
I always wear my American Flag T shirt on any holiday and when I vote
Sayona May 05, 2014 at 05:48 PM
Wait, what? So much wrong here. First- only California calls wind a storm. A northeaster would wipe out half the state for if real rain fell there everyone would drop dead from total shock. So forgive me if I am missing a rain chance in there somewhere, but don't see anything but hot cold wind. And Wolfman- if I see a hairy guy wearing an American flag tshirt when I am out your way- I'll say hi.


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