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Blustery Weather Topples Truck, Property in San Diego

A Wind Advisory was issued for the foothills, and valleys of San Diego County and a High Wind Warning was issued for the mountains until 10 p.m. Tuesday

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Blustery winds flipped a semi-truck and knocked over some property on the second day of a wind advisory for San Diego County.

Winds in some areas experienced gusts more than 60 miles per hour, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue a Wind Advisory for the foothills and valleys and a High Wind Warning for the mountains until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Most areas, including Escondido, El Cajon, San Marcos, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, were expected to see winds in the 30 to 40 mile-per-hour range.

The NWS warned that during that time, strong winds could make driving difficult on some East County roadways and had the potential to knock down tree limbs or power lines.

A viewer sent NBC 7 this photo of a toppled semi-truck on I-8.

The Interstate 8 mountain pass was hit by gusty winds that toppled over an empty semi-truck near Viejas Casino Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported.

Signs were posted on both I-8 near Rainbow Valley and State Route 78 in Santa Ysabel warning motorists of strong winds.

"I could feel my car moving a little bit more. I could tell it was windy," Diane Santamaria told NBC 7.

Before sunrise on Monday, gusts in Alpine were already recorded at about 50 miles per hour. Winds were expected to increase throughout the day and peak overnight.

A Telemundo 20 reporter's wooden fence was knocked over in Temecula Tuesday.

Sheena Parveen's Morning Forecast for December 17, 2019

Winds were pushing from the East County but were not combining with hot temperatures and low humidity to create dangerous Santa Anas, according to NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen.

Instead, the offshore winds were pushing chilly weather from the mountains to the coast. Conditions were cooler than usual, especially in the morning hours where temperatures dipped in some areas to below freezing.

Parveen said temperatures would be slightly warmer on Tuesday but still chilly.

The system bringing strong winds to San Diego County was not expected to have any precipitation, Parveen said. The next chance of rain was in the days leading up to Christmas.

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