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Strong Santa Ana winds expected to swirl around San Diego County

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Jan 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 12:51:28-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Gusty conditions will start off the weekend in the San Diego area Friday, creating a potential for wind damage and roadway hazards, the National Weather Service said.

The predicted spell of blustery Santa Ana air currents out of the northeast prompted the NWS to issue a wind advisory for local inland valley and mountain locales, effective midnight to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Over the period, sustained winds of 20 mph to 30 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph, are expected, meteorologists said.

The heightened winds will continue but in diminishing fashion Saturday night and into Sunday, according to the weather service, which advised those who live, work or travel in the affected areas to secure outdoor objects and use extra caution when driving, especially if operating large, high-profile vehicles.