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High winds throughout Southland expected to continue today

Potentially damaging winds are expected to continue today through Sunday morning. (Thinkstock)
Potentially damaging winds are expected to continue today through Sunday morning. (Thinkstock)

The high winds that have battered parts of the Southland this week are expected to continue today with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour expected in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.

The Antelope Valley was especially hard-hit on Friday with southwest-to- west winds of between 20 and 30 mph and gusts of 45 mph, which kicked up dust storms and reduced visibility to a half-mile in some areas.

Potentially damaging winds are expected to continue today through Sunday morning, the NWS said in a series of advisories that will remain in effect through the end of today.

Cooler temperatures and at least a 20 percent chance or rain are also on tap today for the Los Angeles area.

The heaviest winds are expected in Ventura County, the Antelope Valley and the mountainous areas of Los Angeles County and the Interstate 5 corridor.

“With the strongest winds, expect areas of blowing dust and sand causing visibility to lower to near zero at times across Highway 14 and portions of Highway 138 south of Rosamond …,” the advisory stated, singling out the Antelope Valley Freeway and Pearblossom Highway.

NWS forecasters urged motorists to drive with caution and be prepared for powerful crosswinds. They also encouraged area residents to secure outdoor furniture.

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