Windy weekend on tap for mountains and deserts

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Several days worth of strong, gusty winds were in
store for the mountains and deserts of San Diego County starting late Thursday night,
meteorologists said.

“A pair of strong shortwave troughs will move southeast across the
western states between Friday and Sunday,” according to the National Weather
Service. “The first disturbance will create gusty westerly winds across
portions of the mountains and adjacent desert slopes tonight through Friday

The agency said winds would slightly diminish Friday afternoon through
Friday evening, before the second disturbance creates gusty west-to-southwest
winds Friday night through Sunday morning.

A wind advisory was scheduled from 10 tonight to 7 a.m. Sunday. In
issuing the wind advisory, the NWS said sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per
hour and widespread gusts up to 45 mph were likely. Also, localized gusts of 50
to 55 mph were possible, mainly in desert slopes.

“Winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with high
profile vehicles,” the NWS advisory said. “Watch for broken tree limbs, (and)
reduced visibility at times on roadways from blowing dust and sand.”

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