A High Wind Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, affecting the Santa Clarita Valley, with wind speeds expected to reach 60 to 65 miles per hour.
Strong to locally damaging winds will affect much of Southwestern California, including the Santa Clarita Valley area, later in the afternoon on Thursday and into Friday morning.
Another round of very strong northwest to north is expected to affect much of Southwestern California through Friday morning. Winds will be strongest in and around the Interstate 5 corridor this evening where gusts to between 70 and 80 mph are expected.
Across the Santa Barbara County mountains and adjacent south coast, in the Santa Clarita Valley, and in the Santa Monica Mountains, damaging gusts of 60 to 65 mph are expected. In most other coastal and valley areas, wind gusts will reach 40 to 50 mph.
Winds this strong may down trees and power lines, causing property damage or power outages. Cross winds can make driving difficult, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles and vehicles towing trailers. Major roads that will be affected include Interstate 5, and Highways 14 and 126.
Secure all loose outdoor furniture in advance of the onset of strong winds. Monitor the latest forecasts on NOAA Weather Radio or on any media source.
When driving, use extra caution; be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds.