RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Potentially damaging winds ramped up in Riverside County on Friday.

According to the National Weather Service, a high wind warning will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday for the mountains, valleys and San Gorgonio Pass zone, which includes the cities of Banning and Desert Hot Springs.

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Top wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour are expected in certain spots in the mountains.

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Forecasters said northeast winds would become very strong and widespread during the morning hours and would max out between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. today.

Authorities warned that winds may make driving difficult on the 10 Freeway through the San Gorgonio Pass and on I-15.

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