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High winds Friday to precede warm weekend temperatures

November 25, 2011 |  8:56 am

High winds through the mountains Friday will give way to a weekend warm-up, the National Weather Service said.

Motorists on the Interstate 5 corridor from Los Angeles County north into the Central Valley should expect gusts of up to 50 mph, said weather specialist Stuart Seto. Winds will also kick up in the Santa Clarita Valley, with gusts up to 40 mph. The weather service has issued a wind advisory that will remain in effect until 2 p.m. today.

“There could be strong crosswinds,” Seto said, “but nothing that would really restrict visibility.”

Outside the mountain regions, the rest of the Southland is expected to heat up Friday, and continue warming throughout the weekend. Seto said temperatures will hit the high 60s and low 70s Friday and rise as much as 10 degrees in downtown and inland areas through Tuesday.

“This is pretty nice for this time of year,” Seto said.  

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--Matt Stevens

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