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First Alert Weather Alert: Gusty winds bring road closures, other impacts to Coachella Valley

The First Alert Weather Team has issued a First Alert Weather Alert for incoming west winds bringing gusty conditions locally.

The City of Palm Springs closed North Indian Canyon at the wash a little after 10 a.m. Monday.

Sand is visible in the air throughout the Palm Springs area.

In response to the incoming winds, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory through 8:00 a.m. Tuesday. These strong winds will likely create difficult travel conditions, especially through the San Gorgonio Pass, where gusts can reach close to 60 MPH.

A trough of low pressure is responsible for the gusty and dusty conditions kickstarting this week. Those setting up outdoor holiday decorations should secure any loose objects to keep them from flying away. The strongest winds will join the low desert this evening, persisting through the night.

Following this round of the wind, cooler temperatures in the 60s are expected for most of next week. Another system is expected to bring more wind and possible rain to the region by the end of the week. We'll be tracking those conditions in the days ahead.

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You'll stay up-to-date with the latest weather videos. In addition, be able to monitor the changing conditions from wherever you are!

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