Strong, southerly winds will whip the Southwest on Monday as a Pacific storm rolls inland.

Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and West Texas will have widespread strong winds during the late morning through the early evening. At this time, wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be widespread.

One impact of the winds will be to make for tricky driving, especially for high-profile vehicles. This problem will be greatest on east-west roads such as interstate highway I-40.

The strong winds could also kick up enough loss dust to restrict visibility.

Fire danger will get a boost from the wind and low humidity.

Story by Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews