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Strong winds blow through Barstow; cooler temperatures expected


BARSTOW • A wind advisory was in effect Thursday as a low pressure storm system from central California brought in gusty winds that are set to cool the High Desert.

The wind advisory began at 12:44 a.m. Thursday morning and remained in effect through 5 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol traffic logs and the National Weather Service.

Winds reached as high as 45 mph Thursday afternoon, according to the NWS. The NWS warned motorists to use caution when driving, especially those with high-profile vehicles, as strong winds resulted in briefly lowered visibility due to blowing dust and sand.

As the winds settled Thursday, cooler temperatures throughout the High Desert are expected throughout the weekend.

According to the NWS, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 59 degrees in Barstow on Friday, before dropping as low as 34 degrees in the evening. Mostly sunny skies on Saturday and Sunday and highs of 56 degrees are expected, but the temperature could drop as low as 33 degrees on Sunday evening, according to the NWS.

A high of 55 degrees is expected on Monday, rising up near 61 degrees on Tuesday.

Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or

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