High winds bring red flag warnings in SoCal

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Red flag warnings in effect for SoCal (AP image)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California has survived a windy night and now it’s facing a gustier threat from Santa Ana winds.

The National Weather Service says northerly winds gusting to 40 mph in places swept through the region overnight and the region remains breezy Thursday morning.

Several trees were knocked down and several thousand people were briefly left without power at times but damage was light.

However, the winds will switch to the northeast Thursday night, becoming hot, dry Santa Anas that may sweep mountains and valleys  with 65-mph gusts.

Red flag warnings of extreme fire danger are in effect through Saturday afternoon. Red flag parking restrictions are in effect across the L.A. area. For updates on red flag parking, go to LAFD/Red Flag.

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