A strong winds advisory will remain in effect from noon to 9:00PM today for Long Beach and other surrounding and coastal communities.
West winds are expected to increase from 20 to 30 MPH, with gusts up to 45 MPH starting this afternoon and throughout mid-evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The strongest winds will be near the coast.
Drivers, especially those of high profile vehicles, such as semi trucks, lightweight trailers and trucks, vans and SUVs, are asked to use extra caution as sudden gusty cross winds are expected to make driving difficult.
City News Service contributed to this report.