The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of San Diego County and a high wind warning for the mountains, with sustained winds of 40 mph possible, and gusts to 70 mph.
Winds will increase Wednesday night reaching gusts as high as 50 mph, peaking Thursday morning and weakening later in the day according to forecasters.
Winds are expected to strengthen again Thursday night with a second stronger peak expected Friday morning.
The county hasn’t seen gusts of this strength since 2007, even though conditions aren’t as hot and dry.
In fact, meteorologist Jodi Kodesh predicted possible thunderstorms and perhaps even snow as low as 3500’ by week’s end.
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