Santa Ana Winds Return

Gusty winds and low humidity pose increased risk of fires

Moderate Santa Ana winds are expected to blow into San Diego County overnight, increasing risk of wildfires.

Our local mountains and deserts are under a wind advisory from 3 a.m. 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

“We should see the strongest winds from about 7 a.m. through lunch,” said meteorologist Jodi Kodesh.  “The biggest impact will be on travelers along the 8 corridor. While sustained winds should hover between 20 and 25 miles per hour, isolated gusts to 50, even 60, miles per hour are possible, which can cause major blowing debris and even down trees.”

The worst of the wind is expected to die down late Wednesday afternoon.

“Leaving calm, pleasant conditions in those areas come Thursday,” said Kodesh.

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