VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): The National Weather Service issued a high wind watch for Thursday and Friday.
They indicated that a trough of low pressure is moving inland on Thursday causing the strong west winds with gusts of around 60 miles per hour in the mountains and deserts.
Winds are expected to be between 25 and 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour on Thursday. Gusts of nearly 70 miles per hour are possible in some desert areas including the northeast portion of Lucerne Valley.
The winds will move south across Nevada on Friday then will switch to a northerly direction and are expected to funnel through the Cajon Pass. This will create gusty northerly winds through the Inland Empire into Saturday.
The high wind watch remains in effect from late Wednesday night through Friday evening, the NWS said. Visibility locally may be reduced to one mile or less due to blowing dust and sand in the desert.
Those traveling on the I-15, I-10, and Highways 111, 247 and 395 should proceed with caution due to the high winds and limited visibility.
The NWS said that the High Wind Watch means that there is a potential for a high wind event with sustained winds of at least 40 miles per hour or gusts of 58 miles per hour or stronger.
The weather for the remainder of the week is expected to be mild and Spring-like with partially cloudy Thursday temperatures of 70 degrees and overnight lows of 40 degrees.
Friday is expected to be sunny and windy with temperatures of 69 degrees and overnight temperatures expected to fall to 42 degrees and Saturday a sunny 76 degrees with overnight lows of 46 degrees.
Temperatures next week are expected to be sunny and clear with temperatures in the low-to-mid 80’s with overnight temperatures in the low 50’s.