Strong and gusty west winds are in store for the Coachella Valley and Riverside County mountain areas later Monday, meteorologists said.
``A low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska will bring stronger onshore flow with strong gusty west winds for the mountains and deserts for late Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning,'' according to the National Weather Service.
The agency issued a wind advisory for the mountains and Coachella Valley from 4 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, saying sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and widespread gusts up to 55 mph were likely. Also, isolated gusts up to 65 mph were possible.
A wind advisory is issued when winds of 35 mph or greater are expected.
``The winds will make driving difficult, especially for motorists with high profile vehicles,'' the NWS said. ``Watch for broken tree limbs and other debris.''