It started to look a lot like summer in parts of San Diego County on Wednesday, with temperatures expected to push triple digits in some areas on Friday.
The National Meteorological Service issued a heat warning that will be valid until 6 p.m. Friday for the San Diego County valleys, including Escondido, El Cajon, San Marcos, La Mesa, Santee and Poway. Meteorologists said temperatures of 95 to 100 degrees are expected, with peak temperatures expected on Thursday and Friday.
The valleys will also be subject to wind warnings from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. Thursday, with winds expected to be 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph.
Coastal areas – including San Diego, Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Chula Vista and National City – will also be subject to heat warning for the same area, with NWS forecasting temperatures between 88 and 96 degrees.
“The heat will be most prevalent on Thursday and Friday, when the shallow sea layer will be pushed into the sea,” according to the NWS. “. A strong ridge high up will collapse over the weekend, allowing more fog and colder air to spread inside. “Much colder winds will reach the beginning of next week, before strong land winds in the mountains and deserts and the possibility of heavy rains and snow in the mountains on Tuesday.”
Meteorologists, meanwhile, have issued standard warnings to stay safe in the heat, advising people to “drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors.”
“Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances,” meteorologists said.
Wind conditions in Santa Ana are expected to ease by Friday, with a landfall returning on Saturday, “spreading cold over the weekend”, followed by “cool and windy conditions with the possibility of rain early next week”, according to the NWS.
The City News Service contributed to this article.
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