High wind and surf in San Diego County to start the week

SAN DIEGO — A cold low pressure system over the Pacific Northwest moved into the Great Basin Monday, causing strong gusty winds in the mountains and deserts of San Diego County and threatening coastal areas with high surf and strong rip currents.

Around Town: High SurfThe National Weather Service scheduled a high wind warning for the mountains and deserts until 9 p.m.,  saying isolated gusts up to 80 miles per hour are possible. A less severe wind advisory is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. in coastal and valley areas.

At the beaches, a high surf advisory was in effect through late Tuesday morning. The weather service says 5- to 9-foot surf is expected, especially along west-facing beaches, due to a large short-period northwest swell. Strong rip currents are also likely, according to the weather service.

For mariners off the coast, a gale warning is in effect from early Monday morning to late night.