South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Windblown Dust Advisory for the Coachella Valley and San Gorgonio Pass through Wednesday morning. As of 3:15 p.m., air quality readings were 'good.' The First Alert Weather Team will be tracking conditions closely.
Winds will strengthen into the evening and night with gusts near 20-25 MPH on average around the low desert. Stronger gusts are expected closer to the San Gorgonio Pass.
A weak ridge of high pressure will aid in the warming of our temperatures through Tuesday and Wednesday. While the desert enjoys sunny and dry conditions, the Pacific Northwest and parts of Northern California will experience the opposite.
High temperatures will climb slightly above normal through Wednesday before a drastic change-up for the weekend. Wind speeds will begin to strengthen on Thursday evening and become more notable into Friday and Saturday. The gusty conditions will bring air quality concerns once more but also treat the Coachella Valley to highs in the 80s!
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