Wind gusts up to 35 mph expected in Arizona; motorists warned to exercise caution

Wind gusts are expected to range from 25 to 35 mph in south-central Arizona and 30 to 40 mph across southeast California, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

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Be sure to keep both hands on the wheel when you’re driving home from work today because strong winds will be sweeping through California to Arizona.

Wind gusts are expected to range from 25 to 35 mph in south-central Arizona and 30 to 40 mph across southeast California, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

"Temperatures will fluctuate the next several days while a pair of weak storm systems bring periods of breezy to windy conditions to the region," according to a Weather Service forecast for the region.

Daytime temperatures in the Phoenix and Tucson areas will remain in the 80s and the upper 50s at night throughout the week.

Tucson is also affected by the winds with gusts up to 23 mph and even up to 31 mph in Nogales, according to the Weather Service in Tucson.

In the northern part of the state, winds are also picking up to nearly 30 mph at Williams, Flagstaff and Show Low and are expected to increase throughout the afternoon, according to the Weather Service in Flagstaff.

Daytime temperatures in Flagstaff will be in the upper 50s with nighttime temperatures dropping into the 30s.

The Weather Service advises motorists to keep both hands on the wheel, be prepared for crosswinds, watch for flying debris and secure loose objects.

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