Gusty winds, freezing temperatures expected in Riverside County

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Gusty winds expected in Riverside County could make driving difficult for high-profile vehicles like semi-trucks. File photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Gusty winds will buffet parts of Riverside County Monday morning and temperatures are expected to plummet tonight, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a freeze warning for the Riverside metropolitan area and the Coachella Valley. A high wind warning will last until noon today in the Coachella Valley, the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning and the Riverside County mountains. Winds out of the west are expected to be between 20 and 40 mph in the Coachella Valley, with gusts reaching up to 55 mph, forecasters said. Winds in the mountains will be between 30 and 45 mph, with 75 mph gusts possible, and winds in the San Gorgonio Pass will be 25 to 35 mph, with gusts reaching 65 mph. NWS officials warned that the wind gusts could be strong enough to blow around
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