San Diego County

Strong Wind Ruffles San Diego County

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Warmer weather with clear skies over San Diego County Sunday gave way to windy and cooler conditions on Monday, as NBC 7's team of meteorologists predicted.

Meteorologist Dagmar Midcap said Monday afternoon's gusty wind would push low-hanging clouds out of the way, giving us a clear star-gazing sky.

A wind advisory was issued by the weather service from 1 p.m. Monday to 3 a.m. Tuesday for San Diego County deserts and mountains.

The strongest winds were felt in the Mountains, according to the NWS. Laguna Launch topped out at 76 mph, Whitewater RAWS hit 64 mph, and Desert Hot Springs felt 59-mph winds. In the desert, wind in Borrego Springs hit 39 mph.

The cold front should race past Monday evening and the winds were expected to shift north-northeast Monday night. The strong winds were predicted to be confined mostly to the mountains.

An incoming west-northwest swell of 6-10 feet may generate elevated surf at San Diego beaches Monday and Tuesday. Surf of 3-6 feet was expected, with local sets to seven feet possible late Monday night.

A stronger round of northwest winds was expected Monday and Tuesday, with northwest winds of 25-30 knots and gusts of 35-40 knots, strongest later Monday, the NWS said. Combined seas were predicted to reach 10 to around 12 feet across the outer waters.

After a cool day Tuesday, temperatures start trending upward Wednesday and Thursday as high pressure starts to rebuild over the Southwest.

Friday was forecast to be warm with coastal highs in the 70s, valley highs in the 80s, mountain highs in the 50s and 60s, high desert highs in the 70s, and low deserts in the upper 80s.

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