Temperatures in San Diego County’s deserts could climb past the 115-degree mark in the coming days as a heat wave grips the region east of the mountains.
An excessive heat watch for the deserts is set to take effect Friday morning and extend until Wednesday evening. Daily high temperatures are expected to increase from 110 to 115 degrees Friday to 112 to 118 degrees Saturday through Wednesday.
“Strong high pressure building over Arizona this weekend will remain nearly stationary through the middle of next week,” according to the National Weather Service. “This weather pattern will result in an extended period of hot weather over the deserts.”
The heat wave has the potential to extend through the end of next week, according to the weather service.
The immediate San Diego area will also see warmer weather, with highs from the mid 70s along the coast to the low 90s in the inland valleys during the period.
Forecasters advised San Diegans to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned areas, avoid the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.
City News Service contributed to this article.
>> Subscribe to Times of San Diego’s free daily email newsletter! Click hereFollow Us: