Wind Advisories in Effect for Southern California

Wind advisories are in effect Thursday for much of Southern California

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Here's a look at today's weather forecast.

    Gusty winds and cold temperatures greeted Southern Californians for a second consecutive day Thursday as wind advisories were issued for a large part of the region.

    Weather Page: Wind Advisories

    A wind advisory, indicating winds of 35 mph, will be in effect until 2 p.m. for the San Gabriel and  Santa Monica mountains, coastal areas, metropolitan Los  Angeles, the Hollywood Hills and both the Santa Clarita and San Fernando  valleys. In Orange County, the advisory was scheduled to expire at 10 p.m.

    "The winds should die down later on today," said NBC4 forecaster Elita Loresca. "That will lead to some calmer winds Friday and into the weekend."

    Strong Winds Put Firefighters on High Alert

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    Southern California firefighters are on watch, preparing for any possible problems with fires because of windy weather. At the Ventura pier, the gusting winds didn't stray away any visitors. Lolita Lopez reports from Valencia for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on January 2, 2013.

    The strongest winds will be over the Ventura County coastal plain and  along the Malibu coast between the county line and Pacific Palisades,' according to a National Weather Service advisory.

    Expect clear skies for most of Southern California. Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer than Wednesday, according to the NWS.

    Forecast Highs

    Palmdale and Lancaster: 51
    Mount Wilson: 53
    Saugus: 61
    Avalon: 63
    San Gabriel: 64
    Burbank and LAX: 65
    Long Beach: 66
    Pasadena, Woodland Hills and Newport Beach: Mid-60s
    Anaheim and downtown Los Angeles: 67