High winds expected in the East County

Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-07 16:06:08-05

Motorists in the East County were warned to use caution Sunday and Monday, because of high winds, according to an advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

And record-breaking high temperatures were forecast for Monday and Tuesday in parts of the county.

"It will be warm all week, peaking on Tuesday," , according to NWS Forecaster James Thomas.

Warm, Santa Ana winds were expected to reach 30-40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph in the areas east of Ramona and Alpine, Thomas said. That includes the coastal slopes and mountain ridge tops.

"The winds can make driving difficult in some mountain areas," Thomas said. "Motorists should use extra caution."

The wind advisory was issued for 1 p.m. today through 4 p.m. Monday. The winds were expected from the east and northeast.