National Weather Service issued a wind warning for San Diego County valley and mountains areas until 2 p.m. Thursday. During the wind warning period, those areas will be subject to east wind gusting 35 to 50 miles per hour, according to the NWS.
“Wind this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles,” the agency advised. ”Use extra caution.”
Rumblings are expected in the mountain and deserts areas as summer thunderstorms threaten the region, but the storm clouds also brings a cooling to desert areas.
“Increasing moisture and instability will generate thunderstorms over the mountains and deserts during the day today,” according to NWS. “Deep layer moisture will be sufficient for locally heavy rain, leading to the potential for excessive runoff in normally dry creeks and streams.”
A flash flood watch for local mountain and desert areas is scheduled from 11 a.m. through this evening.