More winds due for weekend


Another round of northeast winds is expected in San Diego County this weekend.

The next round of winds, which will be stronger than those felt in the region Thursday and Friday, will blow late Saturday night through Sunday in the mountains and deserts, according to the National Weather Service.

On Friday, 15-25 mph winds, with gusts up to 35 mph, are likely for the mountains and deserts, the agency said. This weekend, gusts in those areas are expected to be around 45 miles per hour at times.

Meanwhile, to the north, more than 200,000 homes and businesses remained without power in the Greater Los Angeles area today, and thousands of students stayed home for the second straight day, but the windstorm that disrupted thousands of lives died down — hours earlier than expected.

Just how disruptive the windstorm turned out to be was illustrated by the Los Angeles Fire Department, which reported that it responded to 2,197 incidents during the 24-hour period ending at 11:59 p.m. Thursday compared to to 1,022 incidents during a normal day.