ST. GEORGE — Motorists in parts of Arizona and Nevada are advised to be extra careful as gusty winds make for potentially hazardous driving conditions Saturday into early Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for southern Nevada and the Arizona Strip in effect until Sunday at 3 a.m. MST / 2 a.m. PST.
Regionally affected communities and points of interest include the Hildale/Colorado City area, Mesquite, Las Vegas, Pipe Spring National Monument, Tuweep, Mt. Trumbell, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Western Grand Canyon.
According to the National Weather Service, sustained winds of 25-35 mph with gusts of over 45 mph will be possible at times. These conditions can create hazardous cross winds for high-profile vehicles, and unsecured items may be blown away.
Strong winds are also expected to impact mountainous routes in western Utah. A flood watch and winter weather warning are also in effect for Southern Utah this weekend.
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