RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Strong Santa Ana winds swept through the Coachella Valley and Riverside County mountains overnight and are expected to continue into the early part of this week, raising fire risks, forecasters said Sunday.
A wind advisory was in place until 10 p.m. for the Coachella Valley and another will go into effect from 2 a.m. through 11 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters warned that the Coachella Valley will see westerly winds between 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
The NWS said the strongest winds Sunday would be below the San Gorgonio Pass, while on Monday the strongest winds would be below the Morongo Pass.
Overnight into Sunday, wind speeds reached 62 mph in Snowcreek Canyon, 56 mph in Desert Hot Springs, 55 mph in North Palm