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FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY: Windy and dusty through Sunday night

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Tracking a weather system that will bring in strong gusty winds, cooler temperatures, and possible rain chances for the Desert Southwest through the weekend.

Our biggest impacts for our area will be gusty winds and blowing dust.

First Alert Action Day will be in place through TONIGHT as strong winds will continue to be a concern in our forecast.

It was certainly a windy day where gusts were over 40 MPH.

Check out our highest wind speeds and gusts recorded today for Yuma and El Centro.

Strong westerly winds will continue through the night where gusts could easily gust over 35 MPH.

Gustier winds will take place in Imperial County with gusts 40-50 MPH will be possible.

A Wind Advisory is NOW in effect until 9 p.m. TONIGHT for Imperial County.

Air Quality Alerts are also in place Saturday to Sunday for both Yuma and Imperial counties.

Rain and snow will also be impacting the region as well, there are small chances the Desert Southwest could get a few showers on Sunday.

This weather system will also be followed by a cold front which will drop our temperatures before warming back up next week.

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Melissa Zaremba joined KYMA in November 2021 and is the Chief Weather Forecaster.

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