Low pressure system brings gusty winds to Coachella Valley

Wind gusts could reach up to 60 miles per hour in wind prone areas

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A trough of low pressure brought gusty west winds to the Coachella Valley and the Riverside County mountains early Monday, meteorologists said.

   The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the Coachella Valley and local mountain areas until noon, saying there were sustained west to northwest winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour and widespread gusts of up to 50 mph. There were also isolated gusts up to 60 mph in the most wind-prone areas, according to the agency.

   ``The winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with high profile vehicles,'' the NWS advisory said. ``Watch for broken tree limbs and other debris on roadways.''

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