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First Alert Weather Alert: Santa Ana winds continue

The First Alert Weather Team issued a First Alert Weather Alert through this evening for strong Santa Ana winds over 30 MPH around the Coachella Valley. These winds will likely make travel difficult, especially through the San Gorgonio Pass, and may cause damage to trees and other objects.

High Wind Warning is in effect for local mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass, stretching into the Northern Coachella Valley through 10 p.m.. These winds will bring much drier air into Southern California, dropping relative humidity to 5-10% and elevating fire weather conditions.

An Air Quality Alert is also in place for the Coachella Valley. This alert is in place through 6 AM Tuesday.

While not as strong as yesterday, offshore winds remain a part of the weather story for tonight. As with this weekend, the strongest winds will be between I-10 and the Little San Bernadino mountains as well as in the pass. The winds also will keep our atmosphere exceptionally dry for the next few days. Dew points will rise slowly throughout the week.

Air quality is in the "Good" range this morning. You can check AirNow for the latest air quality data for your area.

Winds peaked on Sunday with gusts greater than 30 MPH on the valley floor and greater than 50 MPH for the mountains and pass and are expected to ease today. Within the last 24 hours, strong gusts have been felt throughout the San Gorgonio Pass and Desert Hot Springs. Areas between I-10 and the Little San Bernadino Mountains, as well as the San Gorgonio Pass, will feel the strongest winds.

80s gradually warm toward 90s throughout the week. Winds will remain offshore Tuesday but notably weaker, setting trick-or-treaters up for success.

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