Wind advisory issued for San Diego County valleys, mountains; gusts up to 40 mph in forecast

SAN DIEGO - A wind advisory went into effect early Monday for the valleys and mountains of San Diego County.

The 10News Pinpoint Weather Team said strong surface pressure gradients were producing gusty east to northeast winds, especially from Santa Ysabel south to Pine Valley and near Campo.

Weathercaster Ashlee DeMartino said the advisory is in effect until 7 p.m.

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Sustained winds of 15 to 30 mph and widespread gusts up to 40 mph were forecasted. Also, isolated gusts up to 50 mph in favored windy locations were possible Monday.

According to the advisory, gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with high profile vehicles. Motorists were urged to watch for downed trees.

The winds were expected to gradually weaken this evening, though isolated breezy offshore winds were likely to continue throughout the week.

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