The season’s first instance of Santa Ana Winds is expected to tear through the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding Malibu area on Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds exceeding 45 MPH began developing early Friday morning around 3 a.m. and will last through 12 p.m., a statement from the NWS said. The high in Malibu is expected to hit 80 degrees with fairly dry conditions at 42% humidity.
The winds are not only a fire risk, but also a traffic hazard.
“Cross winds will likely affect travel on roadways, especially on canyon roads across the Santa Monica Mountain Range include Topanga, Malibu, Decker and Kanan Dume [roads],” the NWS warned.
The Santa Anas are also expected to effect the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County Mountains.
For more on Friday’s wind advisory, visit here.