9:00 AM PST, January 2, 2013
Gusty Santa Ana winds that could produce hazardous driving conditions could continue in the Los Angeles area until Thursday.
Wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph in the Santa Monica, Ventura and Los Angeles mountains. In the San Fernando Valley, gusts could reach 45 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
A wind advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. Thursday, said Bonnie Bartling, a specialist with the National Weather Service.
Winds are expected to peak Wednesday morning and return during the evening.
“These winds can take down power lines and tree branches,” she said.
-- Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times