Heat wave could bring record-breaking times to San Diego weather – NBC 7 San Diego
Don’t let the navy first layer fool you. Temperatures will start to rise Thursday before really rising over the weekend as a heat wave grips San Diego County.
An excessive heat warning comes into effect for the deserts at 10 a.m. Thursday and expires at 8 p.m. Sunday with temperatures expected around 115 degrees.
There are no watches and warnings for the rest of the county, but it will still be hot. On the coast, temperatures were expected in the mid-70s, the interior valleys in the mid-80s, and the mountains in the mid-80s.
NBC 7’s Dana Griffin spoke to people who know a thing or two about beating the heat.
Temperatures will continue to rise throughout the weekend and it’s possible that records will be broken, said NBC 7 meteorologist Sheena Parveen.
“This high pressure area is going to keep sending us this offshore flow, it’s going to keep warming us up. It’s going to be very hot this weekend,” Parveen said.
Friday and Saturday temperatures could be 10 to 15 degrees above average. Saturday will be the hottest with potentially high temperatures near record highs. Sunday will still be unusually warm and sunny before we cool down slightly early next week.
Extreme heat can increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities, according to the NWS.
The NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in air-conditioned rooms, and staying out of the sun. Check with parents and neighbors, and young children and pets should not be left unattended in vehicles.
Those overwhelmed with heat should be moved to a cool, shaded area, and call 911 if they appear to be suffering from heat stroke, the NWS said.