February 22, 2024
Santa Ana Winds sway palm timber. Courtesy Southern California Edison

A Santa Ana wind occasion is about to comb throughout San Diego County and Riverside County mountains and foothills towards the tip of this week, although how sturdy it could be stays unclear as of Monday.

“For Friday onward, offshore movement seems to return as one other space of excessive strain aloft builds within the jap Pacific,” stated a Nationwide Climate Service assertion.

“There may be nonetheless fairly a little bit of uncertainty relating to how sturdy this weekend’s Santa Anas will likely be as ensemble unfold at Campo, per the EPS, is anyplace from peak gusts close to 30 mph to as excessive as 60-70 mph at occasions.”

Prognostication charts printed by the NWS confirmed high-pressure ridges ringing California by Friday evening, together with one over the Nice Basin in Nevada and Utah, influencing wind patterns by Sunday.

“(Forecast fashions) at the moment assist a extra average Santa Ana occasion on Saturday and Sunday throughout areas vulnerable to easterly winds, so particularly throughout extra of the Riverside and San Diego County mountains and foothills,” the Climate Service acknowledged.

Forecasters couldn’t but predict the power of the gusts, and no wind advisories had been issued as of Monday.

Based on the NWS, sunny and hotter situations and chilly nights are anticipated all through the area, with common highs within the mid-70s to low 80s and lows round 50.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this report.