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

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

Comments () | Archives (7)

Please, if any weathermen or women read this...please stop reporting fire danger everytime it's breezy, windy or a bit warm. Thanksgiving Day is going to be a slightly warm, and beautiful, with blue skies, to see clear to the ocean and a starry, starry night. Why put this negative spin on our Thanksgiving, don't make us sad, try to be uplifting and positive for our autumn holiday season, please.

Oh good.

That means I won't have to turn the stove on. I'll just roast the turkey on my roof.

I wish the summer would die already. This sun is depressing.

Susie, you must not live in a fire zone. After having the Sesnon fire burn to within four feet of my home, I appreciate having the warnings. And it is not a little bit breezy. Last night in Twin Lakes, the winds were gusting upwards of 40 to 50 mph. It is not about making you happy. The job of the news media is to report the truth. If you can not deal with the truth, please don't try to prevent the rest of us from getting the information about the reality of a situation that we need to keep our families safe.

I've been in California since 1976 and it's predictable that there will be Santa Anas on Thanksgiving Day and no rain will fall upon the Rose Parade.

Perfect for turkey tacos.

I couldn't agree more, Susie. The last thing we need right now is negative news. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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