Here's a look at today's weather forecast.
A major change in the weather pattern is expected to bring powerful gusts of up to 85 miles per hour and possible hurricane force winds into the Los Angeles region for two days, creating major concerns for wildfires and property damage, starting Wednesday evening.
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The strong wind event is forecasted to be so powerful, it could be “the strongest offshore wind event we have seen in the past few years,” according to an advisory Wednesday issued by the National Weather Service.
The strongest winds are expected to hit the passes and canyons of LA and Ventura counties, the NWS said.
“Residents in the warning area are advised to take precautions now before the winds reach their peak,” the NWS said. “Close all windows and secure all outdoor objects such as lawn furniture.”
The strong offshore flow will also mean low humidity and high winds for the region, which create the perfect ingredients for wildfires. The NWS has issued a red flag warning for the region starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Friday.
Highs Wednesday were forecasted to be in the 70s and 80s with temperatures dipping down to the mid to high-60s Thursday.
The high winds are expected to be strongest in the overnight hours between Wednesday and Thursday and again Thursday into Friday morning, said NBC 4 Meteorologist Bryon Miranda.
The NWS said drivers needed to be aware of dangerous conditions.
"These very strong winds will be capable of downing trees and power lines, knocking down outdoor objects, creating flying debris and causing dangerous driving conditions, especially for high-profile vehicles,'' the NWS said.
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