A wind advisory for a large portion of Santa Barbara County is scheduled to take effect Saturday evening, according to National Weather Service officials based in Oxnard.
The advisory will include the Santa Ynez Mountains, including Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Carpinteria, El Capitan State Beach, Gaviota, Jalama Beach, Refugio State Beach and San Marcos Pass, from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.
The forecast calls for north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles, according to the advisory.
Additionally, tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may occur.
Windy conditions also are likely along the Interstate 5 corridor.
Tuesday through Thursday, Ventura and Los Angeles counties could see moderate to strong Santa Ana winds with gusts as high as 65 to 75 mph, according to the NWS forecast.
San Luis Obispo County is expected to experience Santa Lucia winds Tuesday through Thursday with gusts between 25 and 40 mph, forecasters said.
High temperatures in Santa Barbara are expected to be in the 60s for the first part of the week and rising to 72 by Wednesday with lows in the 40s.
Northwest winds should be about 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph in Santa Barbara and 20 mph for Santa Maria on Sunday.
In Santa Maria, the high temperatures should be in the low 60s with lows in the upper 30s and low 40s for the first part of the week.