Gusty winds will buffet the Riverside County mountains and deserts Tuesday and could cause hazardous driving conditions, according to the National Weather Service.
The agency issued a wind advisory that will last until 11 p.m. Tuesday in the mpuntains of Riverside County mountains, the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and the Coachella Valley.
Wind speeds Tuesday are expected to range from 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 55 mph possible along the desert mountain slopes, forecasters said. Isolated gusts could reach 65 to 70 mph while gusts in the Coachella Valley will reach 40 mph at times.
Driving conditions could be impacted by blowing dust and debris, according to the NWS. Drivers of high-profile vehicles were advised to be particularly wary of using desert roads, or going through the San Gorgonio Pass.
A slight chance of rain will increase Tuesday afternoon and scattered showers are expected through Thursday morning, forecasters said.
The Riverside metropolitan area has a 40 percent chance of measurable precipitation Tuesday, while the mountains have a 30 percent chance and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and the Coachella Valley each have a 20 percent chance.
High temperatures Tuesday will be 61 to 66 degrees in the Riverside metropolitan area, 50 to 60 in the mountains, 71 to 76 in the San Gorgonio Pass and 78 to 83 in the Coachella Valley.
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