A high wind warning was issued Monday for San Diego County's mountain and desert areas, while a wind advisory is expected to take effect for the other parts of the region this afternoon.
The wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service is expected to be in effect from noon until 9 p.m. for the beaches and inland valleys.
A high wind warning issued for the mountain and desert areas is set to expire at 11 p.m.
Winds were expected to in the 15-20 mph range with gusts up to 35 mph at the beaches. Stronger winds were forecast for the mountains and deserts, 30-40 mph by Monday afternoon with gusts of 50 to 60 mph. Blowing sand and dust could make traveling in the mountains hazardous, especially in high profile vehicles.
The NWS also issued a beach hazards statement, warning beachgoers to be careful of rip currents.