Gusty winds expected into Christmas Day

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Strong gusty westerly winds will develop in San Diego County later Wednesday night and continue into early Christmas Day, meteorologists said.

The National Weather Service scheduled a wind advisory for mountain and desert areas from 9 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Thursday, saying sustained winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour and gusts up to 55 mph are likely.

Isolated gusts up to 65 mph are also possible near the mountain ridge tops and on the desert slopes of the mountains, the agency said.

“The winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with high profile vehicles,” the NWS said. “Watch for broken tree limbs and other debris.”

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