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Strong Winds Expected to Continue Monday

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

The strong winds that blew through San Diego County's mountains and deserts over the weekend are expected to continue today.

A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and deserts is set to remain in effect until 3 a.m. Wednesday. The strongest winds each day are expected during late afternoon and nighttime hours.

"A low pressure system moving inland through the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies will create stronger onshore flow over Southern California through early this week," according to the weather service.

Areas of west winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected with gusts of up to 55 mph along mountain ridge tops and desert slopes, into adjacent desert areas and through passes and canyons. Portions of Interstate 8 in the southeastern reaches of the county could be affected, forecasters said.

The strong winds could also kick up sand and dust in the deserts, which may reduce visibility to a mile or less. Strong cross winds could also make for difficult driving conditions, especially for drivers in high-profile vehicles, according to the NWS.

—City News Service

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