Strong Winds Lash SoCal Overnight

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Cool and windy days will move out of Southern California as warm temperatures and sunny skies return. NBC4's Fritz Coleman has the forecast for Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014)

    Cold, gusty winds lashed parts of Southern California overnight, the National Weather Service said.

    Wind advisories and high-wind warnings were in effect for parts of the region through Wednesday morning.

    In the Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica range, a wind advisory will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday as winds of up to 45 mph are expected to blow through the area.

    Major roadways that could face reduced visibility due to blowing dust and sand include the 14 and 138 freeways, the NWS said.

    A high-wind warning was in effect for the mountains of Riverside County to the Coachella Valley. Gusts of up to 60 mph and sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph were expected overnight.

    There was light to moderate rain in parts of Los Angele County and the Inland Empire on Tuesday night as well. The mountains will have a 30 percent chance of snow during the early morning hours.

    Officials urged motorists to drive with extra caution and be prepared for sudden, gusty crosswinds.