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Gusty winds expected today in Inland mountains, San Gorgonio Pass

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Published: April 3, 2017 Updated: 10:39 a.m. Gusty winds expected today in Inland mountains, San Gorgonio Pass The National Weather Service regional forecast for Monday, April 3, says: “Low pressure and onshore flow will cause locally gusty winds in the mountains (and) deserts today weakening tonight. Fair and warmer Tuesday and Wednesday due to high pressure then a cooling trend Thursday through the weekend with a chance for light rain Saturday.” VIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Related article »
Gusty winds are expected to develop in parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties Monday afternoon and evening.
A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains, the High Desert and the San Gorgonio Pass will be in effect from 2 to 10 p.m.
“A low pressure system moving southeastward through the Great Basin will bring stronger onshore flow to Southern California today with strong gusty west winds in the mountains and deserts for this afternoon and evening,” according to the Weather Service.
Sustained wind speeds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 mph and isolated gusts to 60 mph are expected.
Blowing sand and dust in the deserts could cause a drop in visibility, according to the Weather Service. The strong winds may also contribute to hazardous travel conditions, especially for motorists in high-profile vehicles.
These are not Santa Ana winds ; those blow the opposite direction, from the east.
Elsewhere in the Inland area, winds of 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph are expected, according to the Weather Service forecast.
Monday will stay cool in the Inland valleys, with highs between 69 and 74 degrees, but temperatures are expected to jump into the upper 70s to low 80s Tuesday, then the mid-80s Wednesday.
Things will cool down again after that; by Saturday, highs could be back in to 60s, and there’s a chance of rain Friday night and Saturday.
Staff writer Nikie Johnson contributed to this report.

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