High winds will sweep through Southern California on Monday
A low-pressure system will bring strong winds across Southern California on Monday and into Tuesday morning along with the chance of thunderstorms and snow showers along Interstate 5.
The National Weather Service issued wind advisories across the Southland and high wind advisories in the mountain and deserts, warning that strong winds can rapidly reduce visibility in dust-prone areas.
Gusts in the 30-to-50 mph range are expected in coastal and inland areas across the region but gusts could reach up to 60 mph in the Antelope Valley and 75 mph in mountain passes.
The winds will be strong on Interstate 10 through the San Gorgonio Pass toward the Coachella Valley. Gusts could reach 75 mph in the northern part of the valley below the San Gorgonio Pass.
Gusts between 65 mph and 75 mph will affect drivers in Kern County traveling on Highway 178 below Walker Pass and Highway 58 below Tehachapi Pass near Mojave.
The weather service also issued a winter weather advisory for the Grapevine from Monday evening into Tuesday morning. Low temperatures could lead to thunderstorms or snow showers on Interstate 5, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
Motorists driving to or from Las Vegas on Interstate 15 north of the Cajon Pass will also face strong winds and the possibility of debris on the road, the weather service warned.
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