The National Weather Service warned of hazardous weather conditions Thursday and Friday when the first Santa Ana winds of the season are expected to cause gusts over 60 miles per hour.
The hazardous weather outlook released by the agency also warns that the heavy winds will cause an increased possibility of wildfire.
"The strongest winds will be focused through and below the passes and canyons of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties where damaging wind gusts over 60 mph are likely," the statement says. "The combination of gusty winds, very low relative humidity and very dry fuels will produce an extended period of critical fire weather conditions across Los Angeles and Ventura counties."
Gale force winds are also forecast over coastal waters. The Santa Ana winds are expected to abate Friday night into Saturday, according to NWS.