Strong, gusty winds were expected to blow through mountain and desert areas of San Diego County Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
But there was only a slight chance of showers, and that was only in the back country mountains, in the NWS forecasted.
Sustained winds from the west or southwest of between 20-30 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 60-70 mph, were expected in San Diego County mountains and deserts, according to the NWS. Forecasters issued a high wind warning, in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday.
The highest gusts, up to 70 mph, could be possible along desert mountain slopes and in adjacent areas.
As of late morning, peak gusts of 28 mph were recorded in Harrison Park, 26 mph at Potrero, 25 mph in Ranchita, 24 mph in Campo and 23 mph at In-Ko- Pah Park, near Jacumba, according to the NWS.
Forecasters expected the strongest winds late in the afternoon and in the evening.
Blowing dust and sand in the deserts could reduce visibility to near zero at times, according to the NWS. The wind could also make driving conditions difficult, especially for high profile vehicles and could down tree limbs and power lines, the NWS said.
-City News Service