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Strong Santa Ana Winds Expected To Blow Into Los Angeles Area Tonight

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Strong Santa Ana winds are forecast to return to Southern California Wednesday night.

A high wind watch was issued by the National Weather Service for the Santa Monica, Ventura County, Los Angeles County mountains, and the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday night through Thursday. Gusts between 55 and 75 mph are expected during the peak of this latest wind event on Thursday morning.

"Damaging winds could blow down large objects such as trees and power lines," according to the NWS. "Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles."

Forecasters said the wind could create hazardous conditions on the ocean, including around Catalina Island, increase the danger of wildfires, and cause damage to trees and temporary shelters.

But unlike the most recent wind events, this week's should be rather short and repeat late Saturday into Sunday.

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