San Diego County will face a major heat wave beginning Monday and lasting through Thursday, with high-temperature records likely to be broken across the county.
National Weather Service forecasters said a high pressure system moving over Southern California will bring in an extended period of hot weather, with the peak of the sweltering conditions to occur Tuesday and Wednesday.
It prompted the weather service to issue an Excessive Heat Warning for San Diego County, along with most of Southern California, between 10 a.m. Monday and 8 p.m. Thursday.
High temperatures are expected to range anywhere from 96 to 98 degrees in Escondido and El Cajon Monday, and Vista was expected to see temperatures as high as 88.
Record temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday could be broken in San Diego, Chula Vista, Escondido, Ramona and Alpine, according to the weather service.
Temperatures near the immediate coast are expected to reach the lows 80s, but not much higher.
The weather services issued a High Surf Advisory beginning Monday at 8 a.m. and lasting through 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Strong rip currents could cause dangerous swimming conditions for inexperienced swimmers, the weather service warned.
Surf levels of 6-8 feet will be possible, forecasters said.
The desert northeastern corner of San Diego County will continue to see high temperatures, reaching a climax of 117 degrees on Tuesday.
— City News Service
>> Subscribe to Times of San Diego’s free daily email newsletter! Click hereFollow Us: