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Gusty winds and below normal temperatures for the weekend

On Friday, Palm Springs reached a high temperature of 91°. A significant cool down from 110° on Thursday. Temperatures will continue to stay cooler through the weekend.

We are tracking a trough of low pressure. This trough will bring quite a few things to the west coast. It is increasing moisture northward. This moisture will result in some light rain for the morning hours from the coast to the mountains. Areas west saw some rain as a result of this Friday as well. For the desert, we are going to feel gusty westerly winds as a result of this trough of low pressure.

In fact, a Wind Advisory will last through 5 a.m. Sunday. Winds will be 20-30 mph with gusts reaching up to 55 mph on the valley floor. Watch out for reduced visibility on the roads, especially through I-10. It will also be possible to see fallen tree limps and power outages as a result of gusty winds. These winds will turn offshore by Sunday night, providing a warming trend next week.

Over the past 24 hours, as of 4:23 a.m. Gusts in Whitewater have reached up to 69 mph. Gusts on the valley floor, recorded at Palm Springs International Airport, reaching 43 mph.

Temperatures will slowly warm through Monday, then high pressure builds by the middle of the week and that will hike temperatures back into the triple digits by Tuesday.

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Taban Sharifi

Taban Sharifi is a Meteorologist and Reporter with KESQ News Channel 3, The Desert’s News & Weather Leader. Learn more about Taban here.

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