Strong Winds Are Headed for L.A. Ahead of Warm Weekend

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In this file photo, a woman and her daughter run in the wind in Simi Valley. Powerful winds will slam into Los Angeles late this week following the rain-filled weekend. (Credit: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

Powerful winds will slam into Los Angeles late this week following a rain-filled weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Winds could top off at 65 mph in the mountains and 55 mph in the desert on Thursday as a low pressure system drops into Nevada, forecasters said, increasing winds and cooling temperatures.

“It will be very gusty in many locations, especially the mountains and deserts,” said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the weather service in Oxnard.

On the coast, gusts could reach 20 mph in the morning and 30 mph by the afternoon when the strongest winds hit. Temperatures will hover between the mid-60s and the low 70s, Sweet said.

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