A record-breaking heat wave swept into San Diego Friday, with the hot weather expected to continue into the weekend, while Hurricane Fabio caused strong rip currents and hazardous swimming conditions at county beaches.
The National Weather Service office in San Diego issued a one-day excessive-heat warning for the entire county and a high surf advisory for the beaches.
San Diego reached a record of high of 96 degrees Friday, shattering the record for July 6 of 83 degrees, set in 2014. Vista broke the 1998 record of 90 degrees by reaching 101. Records were also set in Chula Vista, which reached 96 degrees; Escondido, which reached 112; Ramona, 115; Alpine, 109; and El Cajon, 112.
Authorities urged the public to avoid potential health hazards resulting from the extreme heat by drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, seeking out shady or air-conditioned environments and checking on relatives and neighbors to make sure they are handling the heat all right.
A slow cooling trend is expected to begin Saturday, with temperatures 5 to 10 degrees lower in most areas, and another 5 degrees lower on Sunday.
The forecast for Saturday calls for highs 80 to 85 near the coast, 93 to 98 inland and 95 to 100 in the valleys with light winds.
An increase in moisture will bring the San Diego region a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms, with the highest chance in the mountains.
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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