A major storm moving into the Southland on Friday is expected to bring dangerous marine conditions and gale-force winds, forecasters said.
The winds are predicted to create "very steep seas" and waves over 10 feet, according to the morning forecast from the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Steep seas will last through the weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, there is a high likelihood of widespread, strong gale-force southeast winds on Friday, with a 40% chance that they will exceed storm-force, at over 48 knots. Channels and passages between islands will likely see even greater gusts.