Strong Winds, Light Rains Move Across San Diego Before Sunshine

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Women walk along La Jolla Shores Beach in the rain. Photo by Chris Stone

Updated at 3:15 P.M., Sunday Mar. 5

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Gusty west winds and light showers were moving across San Diego on Sunday, causing some boats to crash into the shore.

A low pressure and onshore flow began to pass through the region on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday was mostly cloudy with light sprinkles of rain in the morning, with temperatures peaking around 60 degrees.

Strong inland winds may produce areas of blowing dust and sand, along with fierce cross winds as Sunday continues. The winds moved from the southwest along the desert slopes of the mountains and deserts through late Sunday night.

Winds in the desert slopes and San Gorgonio Pass will strengthen to 25 to 40 mph with isolated gusts up to 80 mph. In the desert, wind gusts will peak at 50 to 60 mph.

Forecasters have warned that strong wind will make driving difficult with reduced visibility and possible falling trees. Some roads to avoid include Interstate 8 and 10, highway 18, 62, 74, 111 and 247.

By Monday, mostly clear sunny skies will return after a morning of partly cloudy skies. Highs will peak at about 60 degrees. A high wind warning will remain in effect until 2 a.m.

A high pressure flow is expected to return next week, bringing fair and warmer weather beginning on Tuesday. Temperatures will peak in the upper sixties near the coast and the lower seventies more inland.

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This trend of sunny warmer weather will continue to rise for the rest of the week until Friday.

The City News Service contributed to this article.

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