Weekend Weather Windy and Warm

Gusty winds are expected to develop in parts of San Diego County Friday night and extend into the weekend.  A National Weather Service wind advisory for the valleys, mountains and deserts will remain in effect from 10p.m. Friday to 2p.m. Saturday.  Wind speeds will ramp up overnight and gusts of 35 to 50 miles per hour are expected.  

Surface high pressure building over the Great Basin will produce strong Santa Ana winds through Saturday afternoon.  Forecasters anticipated peak wind gusts in San Diego County through Saturday would be 21 mph in San Diego; 26 mph in Borrego Springs and Oceanside; 31 mph in Escondido and in the Miramar area; 36 mph on Mt. Laguna; 38 mph in Julian; 39 mph on Palomar Mountain; 40 mph in Ramona; and 48 mph in Alpine.

The winds may cause problems for drivers, especially those operating high-profile vehicles, according to the NWS. Drivers are urged to use extra caution. Because of the high winds, there is a fire weather warning for eastern Riverside and eastern Imperial Counties.

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