A windblown dust advisory will be in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday morning in the San Gorgonio Pass and the Coachella Valley due to a forecast of strong wind gusts.

The National Weather Service is forecasting westerly gusts between 45 and 55 mph. Forecasters warned of potential wind speeds of up to 65 mph in some areas, although those will be infrequent.

The dust advisory will be in effect from 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

High winds could kick up dust and create unhealthy air conditions, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Areas near the 2020 wildfire burn scars may also see blowing ash, SCAQMD officials warned.

Residents in wind-impacted areas are encouraged to limit exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed, and to avoid vigorous physical activity.

The NWS said blowing dust and sand in the deserts may also greatly reduce visibility.

Forecasters said winds will begin to die down around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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