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Possible 50-60 mph Santa Ana winds in the Cajon Pass beginning on Sunday

CAJON PASS, Calif. ( — The National Weather Service is advising to brace for a moderately strong Santa Ana wind event Sunday night through Tuesday morning.

On Saturday morning the agency issued a “High Wind Warning” for the mountain passes and Inland Empire. Northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with local gusts of 60 to 70 mph are expected late Sunday through early Tuesday. The strongest winds are expected to be on Monday morning.

A surge of strong north-northeast winds will funnel through the Cajon Pass into the Inland Empire.

According to the agency’s latest wind map forecast, areas from about Highway 138 in the Cajon Pass, to the 215/15 interchange, and along the I-15 to the 210 freeway could potentially see 50-60 mph winds.

Areas like Rancho Cucamonga along the foothills are predicted to receive peak gusts up to 65mph.

Santa Ana winds have the potential to cause dangerous situations for high-profile vehicles on the freeways. Motorists are advised to use caution if traveling.

Expect cooler weather Wednesday – Thursday with generally clear skies and mild weather this weekend. The NWS advised of a chance of showers next Sunday.

(NWS San Diego)

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