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Wave of Santa Ana Winds Expected by Weekend

A wind advisory is also in place for mountain communities starting on Wednesday

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Wind is expected to pick up across San Diego County on Wednesday -- leading to Santa Ana winds at the end of the week.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for San Diego County's mountains, in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday until at least 12 p.m. Friday. The advisory includes Julian and Pine Valley communities.

The NWS said the wind advisory also impacts the coast; there, it's in effect from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 4 p.m. Inland, the wind advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday until 12 p.m. Friday.

The NWS said the strongest gusts are expected Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. Northeast winds are expected to be between 25 to 35 mph—with the potential for stronger gusts.

“We could be seeing offshore winds in the mountains gusting near about 60 miles per hour,” said NBC 7 meteorologist Sheena Parveen.

The NWS San Diego is warning drivers of potentially hazardous conditions for high profile cars on Interstate 8 between Alpine and Boulevard.

As the week continues, San Diego County will be bracing for Santa Ana winds at the end of the week into Saturday, according to NBC 7 meteorologist Sheena Parveen.

“It’s really going to warm those temperatures up as we end the week and head into the weekend. For the coast, the warmest days will be Friday and Saturday. Saturday we could be getting close to 80 (degrees) as a high,” said Parveen.

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