Gusty winds expected through San Diego County mountains Sunday

Gusts expected between 45 to 65mph

SAN DIEGO - Gusty winds are expected to blow through in San Diego County's mountains Sunday, which could cause problems for drivers on Interstate 8, forecasters said.

A National Weather Service wind advisory was in effect for the coastal slopes until 6 p.m.

"Strong surface high pressure building over the Great Basin this morning will create strong offshore winds along the coastal mountain slopes and foothills, and through the wind-prone mountain passes and canyons," the NWS advisory said.

Northeast winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 mph, and to 55 mph were expected in wind-prone areas along the coastal slopes and foothills.

Potentially damaging wind gusts of more than 65 mph also are likely," according to the Weather Service.

The winds could also cause difficulty driving at times in areas of strong cross winds and gusts, especially the Interstate 8 corridor, forecasters said.

Winds are expected to weaken late Sunday afternoon and evening.

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