SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Strong, gusty winds buffeted the valleys and mountains of San Diego County Friday morning and were expected to pick up again tonight through Saturday, forecasters said.
"Strong surface high pressure building over the Great Basin will generate moderate to locally strong northeast to east winds over portions of southwest California through Saturday afternoon," according to the National Weather Service.
The agency scheduled a high wind warning for the valleys and mountains until 1 p.m., and a wind advisory for the same areas from 1 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday.
A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected.
The strongest winds are expected this morning and tonight through Saturday morning.
"Gusty winds will make travel difficult for high-profile vehicles, including along ... Interstate 8 and highways 78 and 94 through the San Diego County mountains," a weather service advisory said.
Police are investigating a mysterious death in Mission Valley. A woman reported missing was found murdered at her office on Saturday after her daughter found out about her death, police say she then committed suicide.
Scattered showers and possible thunderstorms will develop early this week in San Diego according to forecasts. Monday and Tuesday storms could appear for the coast and inland in the morning with heavier storms hitting the mountains and deserts in the evening.
An evacuation warning has been lifted for residents of a community in the Warner Springs area in the northeastern reaches of San Diego County where a brush fire charred more than 250 acres.
A water main break in the North County prompted authorities to shut down a stretch of a busy roadway, leaving nearby homes without running water.
Coaster passengers could experience delays starting Monday as the North County Transit District rolls out a new operating system.
A handcuffed suspect escaped from the downtown San Diego police station Sunday but was back in custody about an hour later when police surrounded him in the harbor water near the G Street Pier, police said.
The state Department of Education updated Advanced Placement test data for schools across the state last month — five weeks after acknowledging it had posted incorrect scores for the 2015-16 school year.
A tribute to the late "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher was one highlight of the final day of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.
vehicle that rolled off the right shoulder of southbound Interstate 5 south of the Border Patrol checkpoint near San Onofre State Beach sparked a fire and prompted the closure of two southbound lanes on Sunday morning, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.