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Strong wind system sweeping across Southland

April 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A strong wind system is sweeping across parts of Southern California on Tuesday, making for a dangerous commute for high-profile vehicles.

Winds were whipping across Valencia as well as Newhall, Porter Ranch, Palmdale and Hesperia.

The blustery conditions are expected to last through most of the day with possibly damaging gusts through the Interstate 5 corridor and through the Antelope Valley.

A high wind warning was in effect in the Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range and Ventura County Mountains.

Also, a wind advisory was in effect in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County, Santa Clarita Valley, Ventura County and the Santa Monica Mountains. These warnings and advisories were set to expire 3 p.m. Tuesday.

A high-pressure system from the north is the culprit for all this wind, but the system was expected to be out of the area by Wednesday as it continues to expand toward Nevada.

With the wind out of the way, temperatures are expected to climb starting from the midweek with highs in the upper 80s for the Los Angeles-Metro area and Orange County and even hitting 90 for the Valleys and the Inland Empire.

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