Gusty Santa Ana winds buffeted San Diego County Friday ahead of a warming trend that will send the region’s temperatures soaring into the 90s this weekend.
The National Weather Service said the hottest weather will occur Saturday and Sunday, with areas near the coast reaching the mid to upper 80s, and the valleys/Inland Empire topping out in the lower 90s.
Record highs are possible, and the weather service advised San Diegans to be prepared if outdoor activities are planned.
A wind advisory is in effect until noon for valley and mountain areas. The agency said sustained northeast winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gust to 45 mph were likely through the morning.
“Strong gusty winds will make driving hazardous, especially for high profile vehicles,” the weather service said. “Watch for broken tree limbs and strong crosswinds at times.”
City News Service contributed to this article.
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