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Potentially Damaging Wind Gusts to Hit San Diego's Coast, Deserts

A high wind warning is in effect for parts of San Diego and Riverside counties, according to the National Weather Serrvice.

San Diego's deserts will experience winds in the 25 to 35 miles per hour range with some gusts reaching 60 to 70 mph, the NWS said.

Winds like those forecasted are strong enough to make driving difficult for high-profile vehicles.

"These are damaging winds to tree limbs and power lines. When we get that 60 mile-per-hour range that's when we see things happening," NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen said. 

The high wind warning lasts through 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

During the same period, the NWS issued a wind advisory for coastal areas, where winds are expected to average 15 to 25 miles per hour with some gusts reaching 35 mph.

Parveen said the winds are not considered Santa Anas but do have the potential to create driving hazards or cause property damage.

Winds will begin to increase after 10 a.m. and the strongest gusts are expected during the afternoon and evening hours. 

The NWS said the cities of Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Chula Vista, National City, San Diego and Julian will be affected. 

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