Wind advisory in effect for San Diego County through Fri
Gusty winds expected for valleys, mountains
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SAN DIEGO - Gusty winds are expected in the valleys and mountain areas of San Diego County Thursday through Friday.
East-to-northeast winds of 20 to 35 mph with local gusts of up to 50 mph are expected to blow through and below mountain passes and canyons and near the coastal foothills, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a wind advisory set to remain in effect until 2 p.m. Friday.
Today's Forecast: Warm and windy
"With these Santa Ana winds, we'll begin to see more 70s and 80s Thursday, Friday and Saturday, even along the coast," said 10News Weathercaster Robert Santos.
The gusty winds could mean problems for drivers, who were advised to use extra caution.
"Travel may be difficult for motorists with high-profile vehicles," according to the advisory. "Watch for broken tree limbs and downed power lines."
The winds are expected to increase Thursday morning, then weaken Thursday afternoon and evening, according to the weather service.
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