A wind advisory was in effect today for the mountains and deserts of San Diego, where isolated gusts up to 60 to 65 miles per hour are expected.
The National Weather Service issued the advisory until 3 a.m. Wednesday, saying sustained winds would be 20 to 30 mph early this week.
The windy weather is due to a southward-moving low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska. The system is also expected to bring a dramatic shift in local temperatures.
"A low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska will move slowly southward along the west coast and into California Tuesday and Wednesday ... resulting in a significant cooling trend," according to the NWS. "By Tuesday, ... high temperatures are expected to be 10 to 20 degrees below average for this time of year ... (or) up to 40 degrees cooler than it was last week."
Today's forecast called for highs of 65 to 70 degrees in coastal areas, 69 to 74 in the valleys, 64 to 73 in the mountains and 87 to 92 in the deserts.
—City News Service