Gusty winds moving in to San Diego County this weekend

Winds of up to 60 mph expected in some areas

SAN DIEGO - Gusty winds are expected in San Diego County's valleys and mountains this weekend, and that could mean problems for drivers.

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The 10News Pinpoint Weather Team said a high wind warning will be in place starting at 10 a.m. Saturday until 4 p.m. on Sunday as Northeast winds are expected to be between 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 60 mph. The strongest winds are expected through passes, canyons and just below.

The winds could make driving difficult, especially for motorists in high-profile vehicles, according to the weather service. Drivers are advised to watch for broken tree limbs and downed power lines.

10News Weathercaster Pat Brown says temperatures are on the climb again this weekend, but it's not until next week that the county will see temperatures in the 70s.  

For Saturday, the county should expect an onshore, cooler breeze due to a trough of low pressure passing to the northeast.  On Sunday, the winds switch to strongly offshore.  

The NWS is calling this a Santa Ana event with those northeast winds gusting to 50 mph in the county.

Winds are expected to gradually diminish late Sunday.


As for the beginning of the new week, 10News Weathercaster Ashlee DeMartino said weaker winds are expected starting on Monday, as another ridge of high pressure builds over the west and starts a gradual warm up for the region.

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