Rain was reported along the coast and thunderstorms are possible throughout San Diego County on Tuesday as a heat wave continues to grip the region.
High pressure expanding over the southwest has brought a rise in temperatures and possibly enough moisture to generate thunderstorms and showers throughout the county, according to the local office of the National Weather Service.
The highest chance of thunderstorms in the mountains, deserts and inland valleys will be in the afternoon and evening Tuesday and Wednesday, forecasters said.
There is also a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in coastal areas Tuesday morning, with some reported in the area at 7 a.m..
A chance of thunderstorms will continue through Thursday afternoon in the county mountains and deserts, while conditions in the inland valleys are expected to clear up by Thursday.
High temperatures Tuesday are expected to reach 87 near the coast and inland, 91 in the western valleys, 97 near the foothills, 94 in the mountains and 110 in the deserts.
Temperatures will gradually rise through Saturday, when the mercury in the deserts could reach 117, forecasters said.
— From Staff and Wire Reports
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