Excessive winds anticipated for San Diego County Mountains, Deserts

Gusts of strong wind rock palm trees. Photo via Pixabay.

High winds were predicted for the mountains and deserts of San Diego County through Saturday evening and for the coastal waters through Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

A few light showers were possible on Saturday afternoon and evening, although most areas will remain dry, forecasters said.

The NWS issued the following warnings and notices:

– Strong wind warning from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday for deserts and mountains in San Diego County.

– Wind advice from 4:00 p.m. Saturday to 4:00 a.m. on Sunday for the San Diego County coastal areas.

– Storm warnings from Saturday noon to Sunday 10 a.m. for waters from San Mateo to the Mexican border, 30 to 60 nautical miles outside of San Clemente Island.

– Storm warning from Saturday 4pm to Sunday 10am for coastal waters from San Mateo Point to the Mexican border and up to 30 nautical miles.

On Tuesday gusty onshore winds are likely to return. Otherwise, dry weather was expected to persist along with largely seasonal temperatures.

The highs along the coast on Saturday are likely to be 63 degrees, with night lows of 40-47, the weather service said. The western valley heights are between 61 and 66 with the night lows between 37 and 44. The heights near the foothills are between 57 and 62.

The mountain highs were expected to be 52-59 with night lows of 30-37. Highs in the deserts will be 73-78 with night lows of 41-51.

The weather pattern through next week favors dry conditions with higher temperatures, forecasters said.

The weather service forecast a dry weather pattern that will continue into southern California through late February.

–City news service

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