(Strong winds expected)…That according to a statement released by the National Weather Service.

The winds are expected to begin Thursday and continue into early next week. Wind gusts Thursday could hit up 45 miles per hour. They are expected to be up to 40 miles per hour Thursday night. Wind gusts will range between 30 and 35 miles per hour Friday and Friday night. The National Weather Service says the low pressure system creating the winds will also lower the high temperatures into the 80’s. The winds could create difficult travel conditions due to cross winds and reduced visibility due to blowing dust. Increased levels of PM 10, mostly dust in the air, could create unhealthy air quality conditions, as well.