It was a gusty First Alert Weather Alert day Saturday. Peak winds reached up to 82 mph in Whitewater.
This photo below was sent in by Gary Belzman of a downed tree due to strong winds in the Coachella Valley Saturday. You can always share your photos with us to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Winds will be weaker Sunday and will briefly shift offshore which will allow for more sunshine. Although, we can still expect the breeze to stick around with gusts in the 20s on the valley flood through the afternoon.
Winds diminish more by the evening with another round of gusty westerly winds by Monday afternoon. A Wind Advisory has been issued beginning 6 p.m. Monday - 1 p.m. Tuesday for the Coachella Valley. Winds will be westerly 15-25 mph with gusts 45-50 mph. Use caution while driving, especially high profile vehicles.
Through the San Gorgonio Pass and Banning, the Wind Advisory begins at 1 p.m. and goes through 7 a.m. Tuesday for isolated gusts to 60 mph. At this time, there is no First Alert Weather Alert Day issued for Monday and Tuesday but we will keep you informed if one is issued. These winds still have the potential to impact your travel.
Your Valentine's Day plans will have a breeze but not as strong as Saturday!
Temperatures will remain near the average of 72° with dry conditions expected through the rest of the month. The only shot for rain will be for the San Diego county mountains Monday night into Tuesday.