Sunday’s afternoon highs. Courtesy of National Weather Service.

Abnormally hot and dry weather was expected to continue in San Diego County through Monday, the National Weather Service said on Sunday.

The summer-like heat peaked on Saturday. Oceanside’s 97-degree high, and San Diego Lindbergh Field’s 96, both set record high readings, while the overnight lows of 77 were also records. Although temperatures were a little cooler Sunday, the mercury was still in the 90s from the back country to the beaches.

A heat advisory will be in effect again on Monday, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. High temperatures are expected to range from 90 to 95 degrees near the coast and 95 to 100 degrees inland.

The weather service predicted that San Diego County should get relief by Tuesday, as a low pressure system will move into Southern California. Humidity levels should creep upward, and showers and thunderstorms may arrive in the mountains and deserts.

— City News Service

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