Gusty winds are expected to sweep Monday through the Riverside County mountains, the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and the Coachella Valley, meteorologists said.
The National Weather service issued a wind advisory that will last from 10 a.m. Monday to 9 p.m. Tuesday in all three sectors.
The wind advisory means that sustained winds of at least 35 mph are expected, according to the NWS.
The westerly winds are expected to range from 25 to 35 mph, with gusts reaching 50 mph possible, forecasters said.
Powerful winds could whip up sand and dust and create potentially hazardous driving conditions, especially for high-profile vehicles, the NWS warned. The gusty conditions are expected to peak Tuesday afternoon and early evening, forecasters said.
Accompanying the high winds Monday will be partly cloudy skies.
A low-pressure system is expected to sweep in Monday evening and bring a slight chance of showers through Tuesday afternoon, forecasters said.
There is a 20 percent chance of rain Monday evening in the county mountains and the Riverside metropolitan area, but that will increase to 50 percent on Tuesday in the mountains, San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and the Riverside metropolitan area, according to the NWS.
No rain is expected in the Coachella Valley.
High temperatures Monday will be 69 to 74 degrees in the Riverside metropolitan area, 62 to 71 in the mountains, 79 to 84 in the San Gorgonio Pass and 85 to 90 in the Coachella Valley.
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