A Wind Advisory continues for San Diego County inland valleys and mountains. It started at 8 a.m. Sunday morning and ends at 2 p.m. Monday. Sustained winds will be in the 20-30 MPH range, with gusts up to 50 MPH possible. Gusts have already reached the 40-55 MPH mark as of Sunday afternoon.
Winds will remain through the upcoming week as we sit in a Santa Ana pattern. This will keep conditions warm and dry through the next week, adding to fire risk.
Sunday brought 70s for areas west of the mountains, which is warmer than the mid-60s usually felt during this time of year. These warm temperatures are only going to continue to warm. Most of San Diego County will see highs in the 70s to start the week (with the exception of the mountains), then 80s return for inland valleys and deserts starting Tuesday. Coastal areas will even approach the low 80s mid-week. West of the mountains, highs could be 15 to 20 degrees above normal some days.
No rain is in the forecast for the next week, which means Southern California will stay dry through at least mid-February. While the sunny skies are nice during the day, after an extremely dry January, this is not good news.
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