A Wind Advisory now covers the entire Coachella Valley, and will be in effect until 2:00 a.m. Thursday.
Winds reached 40+ MPH on the valley floor Tuesday afternoon, meeting the criteria for a First Alert Weather Alert Day. Similar conditions have been felt at times today, but especially in the evening hours (as was the case Tuesday).
Below is a graphic detailing the strongest gusts recorded since midnight (as of 11p.m.):
Here's a look at what the First Alert Weather Team is seeing for Thursday morning. The strongest gusts are anticipated to occur along I-10 but remain below First Alert Weather Alert Day criteria.
South Coast Air Quality Management District continues a Windblown Dust Advisory as gusty winds and blowing dust may lower visibility. As of 10:00 p.m., readings were in the "Moderate" range:
A trough of low pressure is responsible for the westerly winds across the mountain and desert communities. This system will continue to provide wind and cooler temperatures into Thursday.
A gradual warming will take place through the final days of the workweek, continuing into the weekend.
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