The strong, cold trough moving south through California has certainly lived up to its wind potential. It's windy over much of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Sustained winds of 20 to 40 mph are common across the four-state region with some gusts over 60 mph.
Here are the maps of the wind gusts during one hour early Tuesday afternoon.
Winds tomorrow will be down in California Wednesday but it will still be wind in Nevada, Utah and Arizona, tough not quite as windy as today.
This will make for a very hazardous period for firefighters into early Friday night.
With such high heat and low humidity, the fire danger will be as high as it can get.
For the second time this week, parts of northern California will get some rain.
With such high amounts of water vapor, thunderstorms will bring locally very heavy rain that can cause flash flooding.
Many areas east of the Cascades this weekend will be over 100 F.
some of the moisture from Andres and newly formed Blanca could influence the weather in the Southwest