Heat wave continues to bear down on San Diegans

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Uncomfortably hot conditions are expected to hit valley and coastal regions in San Diego County today continuing the dangerous
triple-digit heat wave that has descended on the region.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning through 8 p.m. Wednesday for the San Diego deserts, predicting “dangerously hot conditions with temperatures of 100 to 106.”

Less severe heat advisories were in place until 8 p.m. Wednesday for coastal areas, including the cities of San Diego, Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad,
Encinitas, Chula Vista and National City; and in valley regions such as Escondido, El Cajon, San Marcos, La Mesa, Santee and Poway.

The weather service issued its standard cautions during hot stretches.

“Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors,” the NWS advised. “Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.”

Caution was urged for those working or spending time outside. The NWS advised people to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and to wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.

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