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San Diego's Mountains, Deserts Under Wind Advisory

The strong winds that have been blowing through San Diego County's mountains and deserts for the past few days are expected to continue through late Tuesday night.

A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and deserts is set to remain in effect until 3 a.m. Wednesday. The strongest winds are expected late Tuesday afternoon and night.

"A low pressure system moving east through the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies will continue to bring strong onshore flow over Southern California early this week,'' according to the weather service.

Areas of west winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected with gusts of up to 45 mph along mountain ridge tops and desert slopes, into adjacent desert areas and through passes and canyons. Portions of Interstates 8 and 15 in the deserts could be affected, forecasters said.

The strong winds could also kick up sand and dust in the deserts, which may reduce visibility to a mile or less. Strong cross winds could also make for difficult driving conditions, especially for drivers in high-profile vehicles, according to the NWS.

The winds are expected to weaken Wednesday as the low pressure system moves to the east, forecasters said.

In a Facebook post, the National Weather Service post a photo and details of the windy weather expected to hit San Diego's mountains and deserts, June 17, 2014.

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