RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Gusty winds will continue Tuesday morning in the Inland Empire before a major storm system moves into Southern California on Wednesday and drops moderate to heavy amounts of rain and snow through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
A high wind warning in the Coachella Valley, the Riverside County mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning expired at 7 p.m. Monday, but a wind advisory will last until 9 a.m. today in the Inland Empire and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning.
Winds speeds between 15-25 mph, with gusts potentially reaching 45 mph, are expected in the Inland Empire below the Cajon and San Gorgonio passes, forecasters said.
The NWS warned that the winds could be strong enough to damage trees and power lines. The rapid gusts could al