The National Weather Service is forecasting a hot weekend with dangerous rip currents at the beaches and the possibility of thunderstorms.
The weather service office in San Diego said strong high pressure will build over the Desert Southwest, causing highs in the upper 80s and low 90s inland and the possibility of isolated thunderstorms.
Although daytime temperatures will be above seasonal averages, critical thresholds are not expected to be reached.
People headed to the beaches to cool off will find potentially dangerous rip currents and breaking waves due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Eugene.
“Water temperatures mostly in the lower to mid 70s will contribute to a larger number of people in the water and thus encountering the high risk for rip currents,” the weather service said.
Surf of 3 to 5 feet and sets to 6 feet are expected Friday along North County beaches. It will lower to about 1 to 2 feet Saturday.
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