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Gusty Winds Forecast For County's Mountain, Desert Areas

Strong and gusty west winds are in store Monday for San Diego County's mountains and deserts, meteorologists said.

"A low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska will bring stronger onshore flow with strong gusty west winds for the mountains and deserts for late this afternoon through Tuesday morning,'' according to the National

Weather Service.

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The agency issued a wind advisory for the mountains and deserts from 4 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, saying sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and widespread gusts up to 55 mph were likely. Also, isolated gusts up to 65 mph were possible.

A wind advisory is issued when winds of 35 mph or greater are expected.

"The winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with high profile vehicles,'' the National Weather Service said. "Watch for broken tree limbs and other debris.''