Valley residents can expect a windy day as the National Weather Service has forecast 25-35 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph.
Imperial Irrigation District spokeswoman Sue Giller reported two power outages caused this morning by the gusty winds. One outage was east of Imperial and the other was near Seeley.
The power outage east of Imperial was about 4 a.m. and affected about 50 people in the area of McConnell Road and Highway 111 after power lines were blown down, Giller said. Power was restored about 7:30 a.m. About 15 Seeley residents lost power about 4:30 after gusty winds blew a line fuse.
County meteorologist Jim Christopherson said there is a wind advisory in effect today for the San Diego area mountains and the Imperial and Coachella valleys. A cold front moving through the Imperial Valley today was bringing gusty west winds and will bring cooler temperatures through tonight and tomorrow, Christopherson said. He predicted winds of 10-20 mph tonight with low temperatures of 37 to 42 degrees.