High Wind Warning to take effect Tuesday; gusts up 60 mph possible in mountains

SAN DIEGO - A High Wind Warning will take effect in San Diego County from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The 10News Pinpoint Weather Team reported a strong cold front is expected to move though the county late Monday night, bringing strong gusty winds to the mountains and deserts.

A High Wind Watch was set to take effect Monday evening, but the NWS declared the High Wind Warning early Monday afternoon.

"Expect gusty westerly winds between 25-35 mph with gusts to 50-60 mph," said 10News weathercaster Robert Santos.

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The winds will be especially gusty Tuesday afternoon and evening over the mountain ridge tops and desert slopes and foothills, the NWS said.

According to the NWS, the winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with high profile vehicles. Reduced visibilities in blowing sand and dust will add to the hazardous driving conditions.

Motorists were urged to watch for broken tree limbs.

NWS officials said the westerly winds will weaken after the cold front moves through early Wednesday morning, but the westerly winds will increase again Wednesday night.

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