Gale-force winds are forecast to reach Southern California again Friday night, but are expected to be much weaker than previous hurricane-force Santa Ana winds that uprooted trees, smashed cars and houses, and knocked out electricity there Wednesday night and Thursday morning, CNN Meteorologist Rob Marciano said.
High-wind warnings are in effect from Los Angeles to Ventura County, California, Marciano said. But with gusts predicted at 60 to 65 mph, "it will be nothing like the damaging winds we saw on Thursday." And the strong winds are expected to hit areas near the mountains and in the canyons.
"LA proper will not see much," Marciano said, but the "fire threat remains critical through tomorrow."
Residents in affected areas should take Friday night's winds seriously. "With limbs that have already been weakened, there could be some debris flying around," Marciano said.FULL STORY