Gusty winds hit San Diego mountains, deserts

Wind advisory to expire at 10 p.m.

SAN DIEGO - The gusty west winds that blew through the mountain and desert areas of San Diego County  overnight are expected to continue through early Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A trough of low pressure moving inland through the Great Basin pushed winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 50 mph, into the mountains and deserts, forecasters said.

The NWS issued a wind advisory, set to expire at 10 p.m.

"With a deeper marine layer Monday morning, you may run into some drizzle during your morning walk or commute," said 10News Weathercaster Robert Santos. "The clouds are compliments of a storm off the central coast which will keep an onshore flow going Monday."

A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. "Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for (drivers of) high profile vehicles," according to an NWS advisory.

The winds could mean problems for drivers, with blowing dust reducing visibility. Portions of Interstate 8 could be affected, according to the weather service.

At Monument Peak in the San Diego County mountains, gusts of 51 mph were recorded Sunday evening, according to the NWS.

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