Fire danger sign
A fire danger warning in Southern California. Photo by Chris Jennewein.

Hot and dry conditions will create an elevated fire risk this weekend throughout San Diego County, though the coast should remain cooler.

“Hot and dry inland today, while a shallow marine layer moderates temperatures along the coast,” according to the National Weather Service office in San Diego.

Forecasters said the humidity will fall to between 7 and 15 percent in the inland valleys, mountains and deserts, with the possibility of weak Santa Ana winds.

High temperatures on Saturday are forecast to be 78 to 83 near the coast, 88 to 93 inland, 91 to 96 in the western valleys 96 to 101 near the foothills, 90 to 96 in the mountains and 106 to 111 in the deserts.

A deep trough of low pressure is expected to move south along the West Coast by the end of the weekend, bringing cooler temperatures Sunday through the middle of next week.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.