Strong Santa Ana winds with gusts up to 50 mph were expected to develop across in San Diego County Wednesday.
The National Weather Service scheduled a high wind warning for valley and mountain areas from 4 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Friday, saying high pressure over the Great Basin and low pressure over Northern Baja will produce increasingly strong — and potentially damaging — northeast winds.
The weather service said sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts of up to 50 mph were likely in the valleys and mountains Wednesday, followed by sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts up to 60 mph Thursday morning.
“Peak wind gusts in the wind-prone valley and foothill areas will be 60 to 80 mph,” according to the agency.
The winds will bring warmer weather, with highs 77 to 82 along the coast and as high as 84 inland.
Motorists in valley and mountain areas were advised to watch out for broken tree limbs, downed power lines and blowing dust.
A less-serious wind advisory was also scheduled to take effect at 4 a.m. for the county’s coastal areas, where sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph were expected today. Like the high wind warning, the wind advisory was set to last until 10 a.m. Friday.
City News Service contributed to this article.
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