A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and deserts is scheduled to expire at 10 a.m. Winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour will be possible throughout the remainder of the advisory period along with gusts to 60 mph in some areas.
Along the coast, very high tides each morning through Friday may lead to minor flooding in low-lying streets and parking lots nearby, according to the weather service. A coastal flood advisory will expire at 10 a.m. Friday.
Forecasters said the winds would weaken this morning and the rain that drenched the region over the past couple days would begin to let up. However, another storm system is expected to arrive late Thursday, which may bring a white Christmas in some locales above 4,000 feet, but could also impact holiday travelers.
``This storm will bring rain and mountain snow to the region with travel impacts expected for many of the local highways and interstates,'' according to the weather service. ``Rain will make travel difficult along the major interstates, with mountain snow bringing impacts to several state and county highways.''
Forecasters said motorists could be affected on Interstates 5, 8 and 15 and county road S-1.
The wind and rain may lead to hazardous driving conditions. Visibility on some desert roadways may also be reduced due to blowing dust.