Weather service warns travelers of high winds ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

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A map showing the area included in the National Weather Service's high wind advisory for Nov. 24 and 25, 2021.
A map showing the area included in the National Weather Service's high wind advisory for Nov. 24 and 25, 2021.

Those traveling around the western Coachella Valley and points west ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday should be aware of anticipated high winds and drive with caution, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service has issued a high wind warning for western Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City and Thousand Palms.

The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts of up to 50 mph are expected.

The advisory warns the wind could make travel difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Damaging winds also may blow down trees and power lines, and power outages are possible. The strongest winds are expected to begin Wednesday night and continue into Thursday morning.

The wind advisory area also includes much of eastern and central Orange County. Gusts of up to 75 mph are expected near and below the Cajon Pass and in the Santa Ana Mountains foothills.

This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: Weather service warns of high winds ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

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