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IE, OC: High winds expected for Inland Empire this weekend, plus a fire weather watch

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The National Weather Serivce says this weekends high winds in the Inland Empire could afftect drivers on the road, particulary those driving big rigs and motor homes.

The National Weather Service on Friday issued a high wind watch for the Inland Empire. 

It’ll be in effect from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon.

“It’ll be mainly through and below the canyons and passes across the Inland Empire: the front side of the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains,” explained Meteorologist Tina Stall.  “And the little San Bernardino Mountains bordering the Coachella Valley, as well as the Riverside County Mountains, and Santa Ana Mountains and foothills.”

Winds could gust up to 70 miles per hour. “Some of the higher gusts can cause damage to awnings, road signs, power lines and trees,” Stall said.

The high winds could also affect drivers on the road, particularly those driving big rigs or motor homes. 

A fire weather watch will also be in effect from 12 p.m Sunday through 6 p.m. Monday for the Inland Empire and Orange County.


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