Santa Ana winds will whip through the mountain passes of California through Saturday morning.
Winds will be in the range of 20 to 25 miles per hour, with some higher gusts. Winds in unpopulated mountain ranges will be higher.
The winds will cause warmer than normal temperatures in the Los Angeles Basin. Temperatures will surge to 80 degrees on Friday and push slightly higher on Saturday.
"The wind event is mostly pressure driven, with the lack of cold air or support of winds aloft," AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said.
"So, two of the three major causes are lacking. There's just a good pressure gradient. That is why the winds won't be too strong."
Due to the time of the year, the fire risk is minimal.
Many across the East may have thought that the calendar flipped back to winter due to the cold blast that brought a dramatic drop in temperatures and even snow to some communities.
A ferry has sunk off the coast of South Korea, leaving at least four dead and over 250 passengers missing.
Following some rain showers this Saturday, drier weather is in store for Boston by Monday to kick off the 118th annual Boston Marathon.
A mid-April snowstorm will focus on the northern Plains and Upper Midwest through Thursday, spreading snow from the Dakotas to Ontario.
Experts across the nation are searching for plausible solutions to the defects of the nation's over-stressed and antiquated power system before severe weather season takes full rein.
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West Palm Beach, FL (1942)
Deluge of 8.35" of rain in 2 hours.
Ft. Wayne, IN (1963)
Precipitation totaled 2.65": hail 1.75" in diameter, 2 tornadoes, $650,000 damage, 21 buildings destroyed.
Burlington, VT (1983)
15.6" snowstorm - April record.