A desert swarm of sandstorms is expected to sweep across parts of the Sonoran desert on Friday, bringing a threat of severe weather to areas along the border between Arizona and New Mexico.
A sandstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service in Sonora says a sandstorm with gusts up to 80 mph is expected in the area of Wabano.
The warning also includes a sandfall of up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) and heavy winds.
It is also possible that wind gusts of up 10 mph (15 kph) and gusts in excess of 30 mph (48 kph), and hail up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) are possible.
Wind gusts are expected to be more intense along the I-10 corridor between Baja California and New Braunfels.
On Wednesday, a sand storm also struck southern California and was centered over Santa Barbara.
The NWS said the weather service expects a sand cloud to form near Santa Barbara from Friday afternoon to midnight.
A large area of the California desert will be affected.