More unseasonable warmth in Southern California 

Southern California is enjoying a second day of unseasonably warm weather, but forecasters say conditions are expected to turn blustery.

The National Weather Service says Thursday's high in downtown Los Angeles was 11 degrees above normal, topping out at 79, while many other areas saw highs up to the mid-80s.

Meteorologists say high pressure building over Oregon and Idaho will bring gusty northwest winds to Southern California mountains Thursday night, then shift to the northeast, becoming Santa Anas Friday evening into Saturday. Potentially damaging gusts over 60 mph are expected in some mountain areas.

Forecasters say the airmass moving in with the winds will be very dry, and along with the winds, will heighten fire concerns despite recent rains because fuel moistures are still low.

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