Cloudy La Jolla cove
La Jolla Cove on a cloudy day. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Gusty westerly winds were forecast to prevail over San Diego County mountains and deserts through Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

Cooler days and a coastal eddy with periods of gusty south winds and clouds along the coast were expected to follow.

High temperatures on Monday were forecast to reach 62 to 67 near the coast, 66 to 71 inland, 69 to 74 in the valleys, 68 to 78 in the mountains and 93 to 98 in the deserts, according to the weather agency.

The marine layer was expected to deepen through Monday and could leak some spotty drizzle at times, but most areas in the coastal basin should stay dry and see some sun, forecasters said.

Wednesday through Friday, a weak ridge was expected to drift east with decreasing winds, bringing warmer days. By the weekend the ridge was predicted to give way to broader troughing over the West Coast, setting the stage for cooler weather into early next week.

West to northwest winds were expected with gusts around 20 knots in the outer coastal waters Sunday. Otherwise, no hazardous marine weather was expected through Thursday.

Updated at 7:20 a.m., Monday, May 2, 2022

City News Service contributed to this article.