Powerful, potentially damaging winds and warm temperatures are expected this week, according to the National Weather Service.

A NWS special weather statement issued Saturday warned of unusually high winds in the coming week, with the most powerful gusts Sunday and Monday.

Gusts of 80 mph are possible in Los Angeles and Ventura county mountains, while the Antelope and San Fernando Valley may see damaging gusts in excess of 65 mph, NWS officials said.

There was a possibility that conditions could bring, "damaging wind gusts to the foothills above the San Gabriel Valley from La Crescenta to Sierra Madre," according to the special weather statement.

But the skies are expected to be clear through most of the week.

"It will be becoming more sunny as we go through the weekend," NWS Meteorologist Scott Sukup said. "It will be mostly clear through most of next week, as we have an offshore flow developing. "

High temperatures reaching the mid-80s in Los Angeles County Valleys and the Inland Empire Wednesday and Thursday, according to the NWS.

"By the end of next week, possibly we'll get some low clouds moving back in off the ocean," Sukup said. That could push high temperatures back down into the mid- and upper-70s.



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