Rain, wind may cause hazardous driving conditions

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SAN DIEGO — Strong gusty winds are expected to develop Monday in parts of San Diego County, which could cause problems for motorists on mountain and desert roadways.

A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and deserts is scheduled to remain in be in effect from noon Monday until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Forecasters said wind speeds would increase as the day progresses. Westerly winds of up to 30 miles per hour are forecast for the mountains, canyons and desert slopes, along with gusts of up to 65 mph in the windiest locations.

Forecasters said the wind may lead to hazardous travel conditions, especially for those in high-profile vehicles, and reduced visibility due to blowing dust along Interstate 8. Minor damage to small trees and unsecured outdoor objects may also be possible.

Below average temperatures and a slight chance of light rain in areas other than the deserts was also forecast Monday as a low pressure system moves through the region.

A warming trend will begin on Wednesday and continue into the weekend, according to the weather service.

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