A wind advisory is in effect for San Diego’s coastal areas, valleys, mountains and deserts, the National Weather Service (NWS) announced Wednesday afternoon.
According to the NWS, local mountains and inland valleys will experience easterly winds from 15 MPH to 30 mph, with gusts of up to 45 mph, throughout Wednesday night.
The winds will increase, peaking late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
The windy weather will continue throughout Thursday, with strong east winds from 20 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph through and below the mountain passes.
The wind advisory will remain in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday, according to the NWS.
By early Friday, the winds will gradually begin to weaken.
Weaker offshore winds will continue through the weekend.
In addition to San Diego County, the wind advisory affects other parts of southwestern California including San Bernardino, Riverside County, Santa Ana mountains and Coachella Valley.
The NWS says the high winds could impact motorists traveling through windy passes. Drivers should be extra alert and look out for broken tree limbs or downed power lines on the roads.