High wind warning downgraded to advisory for Orange County

Strong Santa Ana winds that swept through Orange County on Friday are expected to weaken Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

A high wind warning that was issued Friday has been downgraded to a wind advisory for inland Orange County through Saturday afternoon, Jimmy Taeger, a meteorologist for the Weather Service said.

A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected, according to the Weather Service. Driving may be difficult, particularly for tractor-trailers.

On Saturday, east to northeast winds reaching 15 to 30 mph with gusts of 50 mph are possible inland and 60 mph winds may occur in the Santa Ana mountains and foothills.

Strong winds will then gradually weaken through the weekend, Taeger said.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, winds of 88 mph were measured at Pleasants Peak, and 87 mph at Fremont Canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains. Winds at Silverado…

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