Powerful gusts of wind ravaged Santa Ana in Southern California ON Sunday, raising temperatures and threatening to start fires within the region.

Fire Weather

The National Weather Service reported that through Monday, winds with speeds between 35 to 55 mph could hit the mountain and foothill areas of Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Weather forecasters advised residents to be wary of high surf going through the coasts that would last until at least Monday evening. Authorities warned the public to be careful of possible sneaker waves and powerful rip currents.

The weather agency noted that residents could experience peak temperatures late next week when strong, high pressure develops over California. The phenomena is expected to bring temperatures in the region up to the 80s by Thursday. Fire weather also looms in the area due to dry offshore breezes, KTLA reported.