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Strong Winds Expected Monday, Tuesday

Mountain and desert areas are most vulnerable.

Strong winds are expected in the area. Photo/Martin Henderson
Strong winds are expected in the area. Photo/Martin Henderson

By Martin Henderson

The National Weather Service in San Diego has listed a high wind watch for San Diego County and Riverside County deserts and mountains.

Strong and gusty winds will blanket the landscape late Monday through late Tuesday as a strong cold front will move through the area.

It is expected to create the strongest winds on mountain ridge tops, desert slopes and portions of the adjacent desert areas. Westerly winds of 25-35 mph are expected, with gusts up to 55-60 mph.

The winds will diminish early Wednesday morning, about 3 a.m., after the frontal passage.

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event, and sustained winds of at least 40 mph are possible. 

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