This time of year in the Coachella Valley is nuts and Monday was no exception.
Winds reached speeds of 67 miles per hour in the pass, there was a 61 mph gust in Palm Desert, and Coachella recorded a gust at 58 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) April 17, 2018
And those winds didn’t just blow your neighbor’s pool toys into your backyard, they also made driving trucks on the freeway pretty dangerous.
A Lays truck is on its roof near Palm & Varner after being blown over.
— KESQ News Channel 3 (@KESQ) April 16, 2018
On the bright side, Tuesday will see the winds die down and the weather is going to be rad.
Palm Springs 3-Day Forecast!
Well, the winds have backed-off… for now. Today and tomorrow the Coachella Valley will look absolutely wonderful with sunny blues skies and mild high temperatures.
However, those gusty West winds return on Thursday.@KESQ pic.twitter.com/1OgrzwGr77
— Jerry Steffen™ KESQ (@JerrySteffen) April 17, 2018
Enjoy it while you can though as things will creep back into the 90’s just in time for Coachella Weekend Two.