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Hot, windy Thanksgiving Day in the forecast for L.A., along with fire danger

November 24, 2009 |  7:22 am

You won't need a crackling fire or a sweater this Thanksgiving.

The National Weather Service is predicting an unseasonably warm Thanksgiving Day, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s along the coast to the mid-80s in the L.A. Basin. Some inland valleys could reach the low 90s.

Temperatures are expected to warm gradually this week, with Thanksgiving the hottest day. Temperatures should then cool slightly for the weekend.

The weather service also warns that Santa Ana winds should be a factor through Sunday, with some of the strongest gusts expected on Thanksgiving morning.

"Santa Ana winds will continue to plague" the Ventura and Los Angeles county areas with gusty winds and low relative humidity, the NWS said in a statement.

With the winds come concerns about brush-fire danger, officials said.

-- Shelby Grad

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