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By Miriam Raftery

October 27, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the mountains and deserts from 10 p.m. tonight through 8 a.m. Tuesday. A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring, which can cause property damage.

Snow is also forecast, with the snow level dipping down to 5000 to 5500 feet Monday.

Westerly winds of 20-30 miles per hour with gust up to 70 miles per hour are forecast, with strongest winds on Monday. Visibility in deserts may be reduced by blowing sand. In mountain areas, watch for broken tree limbs and use caution if driving a high-profile vehicle.