SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -- The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Southern Santa Barbara County. The advisory is in effect from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.
The advisory goes from Friday at 3:00 p.m. to Saturday at 3:00 a.m. for the Santa Barbara County South Coast Mountains including the areas of Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, San Marcos Pass, the San Rafael Wilderness and Dick Smith Wilderness area.
North winds are expected to be 15 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph this afternoon. The strongest winds will likely happen through the passes and Canyons West of Santa Barbara, according to the Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management.
People traveling through the area could also be impacted by the strong winds, especially people traveling on Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and Gaviota.
Wind advisories are issued when winds of 35 miles per hour or more are expected.