Dry and warm conditions elevate fire risk in San Diego County
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Without a marine layer to keep cool conditions contained in the area, temperatures will warm this week.
Along with warm weather, clear and sunny skies are expected in San Diego County Monday and for most of the week. Temperatures are expected to be above-average west of the mountains but below-average in the mountains and deserts.
Clear skies will make for cool nights even as the weather warms up.
Winds will be dry and humidity levels will be low, increasing the potential for wildfires in San Diego County Monday through Wednesday. The foothills are expected to see winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 30 mph.
San Diego Fire-Rescue will increase staffing in preparation for elevated fire risk but asks residents to be on heightened alert as well and to take precautions to prevent wildfires.
High temperatures Monday will be 77 to 82 degrees at the beaches, 83 to 88 inland, 84 to 89 in the western valleys and near the foothills, 73 to 80 in the mountains and 89 to 94 in the deserts.