A High Wind Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Central Coast, in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon. South wind 30-40 mph with gusts to 65 mph, strongest near beaches and headlands but also possibly affecting coastal communities. Winds spreading northward late Tuesday morning, with peak winds from about noon to 4:00pm or 5:00pm. These winds could cause tree damage that could lead to power outages, and will cause hazardous driving conditions. A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur.
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