SoCal Heat Wave Prompts Excessive Heat Warning in San Diego County – NBC 7 San Diego

SoCal Heat Wave Prompts Excessive Heat Warning in San Diego County – NBC 7 San Diego

A heat wave arrived in Southern California on Sunday, with near-record temperatures expected over the next few days in some areas, including the deserts of San Diego County.

An extreme heat warning was issued Monday and extended until 8 p.m. Wednesday for desert and canyon areas in San Diego County, including Escondido, El Cajon, San Marcos, La Mesa, Santee and Poway, where daytime temperatures are expected to be in the 95-95 range. Celsius. 107 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.



An excessive heat warning has been issued Monday through Tuesday for the Valley, Escondido, El Cajon, San Marcos, La Mesa, Santee and Poway areas, NBC 7's Janet Quezada reported.

High temperatures on Sunday were expected to reach 82 degrees in downtown San Diego, with temperatures in the interior valley areas expected to reach 97 degrees and the deserts range from 110 to 114 degrees. Coastal areas are expected to be in the 70s with light winds.

Temperatures in the desert are expected to reach 116 degrees on Monday and 117 degrees on Tuesday.

Hot and dry conditions are also expected to increase the risk of wildfires in at-risk areas through at least Wednesday.

Downtown San Diego will remain in the low 80s through the first part of the week, but will drop to around 77 on Thursday, with a significant cooling trend expected next weekend. Temperatures across most of San Diego County will continue to be in the 90s, but will cool off by the end of the week.

The Authority advises drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room, staying away from the sun, and checking on relatives and neighbors.

Those who need to seek refuge in air-conditioned spaces can do so in the great areas of San Diego County listed here.



What exactly triggers the symptoms of heat exhaustion? NBC 7's Brooke Martell has the details.

Children and pets should never be left inside vehicles without air conditioning for any length of time, as death can occur in minutes when temperatures are high.

Officials suggest recognizing the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and wearing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing when possible.

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