Hot, dry and windy conditions forecast for start of the week

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Hot, dry and windy conditions will continue throughout the Southland late Sunday night through Tuesday, with a high-wind advisory in effect into Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

Sunday's northerly winds are expected to shift to the northeast in the evening.

"At this point, it looks like this will be a moderate Santa Ana event through the usual wind-prone areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties this evening through mid-Monday afternoon," the NWS said in a statement posted on its website on Sunday.

The high-wind advisory, in effect for canyons and passes from 10 p.m. Sunday to 3 p.m. Monday, calls for sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts exceeding 35 mph.

High temperatures along the coasts and in the valleys are expected to reach the upper 80's.

The NWS is forecasting increasing clouds Tuesday night into Wednesday and about a 10-degree drop in temperatures on Wednesday as a cold front moves into the area. A chance of rain will develop Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

"Saturday should be the nicest day of the extended [forecast] period, with mostly sunny skies," the forecast said.