Heat wave hitting San Diego hard this weekend
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An autumn hot spell will linger over the San Diego area through the weekend, keeping daytime highs 10-20 degrees above normal for this time of year.
On Friday, the summer-like swelter set record maximum temperatures in three local cities: Chula Vista, Escondido and El Cajon saw highs of 98, 102 and 103, respectively. These highs beat their old Oct. 9 milestones of 97, 100 and 98.
Forecasters advised the public to stay well-hydrated, shun unnecessary outdoor labor, check on neighbors and relatives, especially the elderly, and provide plenty of water for pets and livestock.
Authorities also warned against leaving children or pets in parked cars, which can quickly become oven-like death traps in high heat.
Saturday and Sunday are expected to usher in a gradual cooling pattern, and an approaching storm system will bring a chance of showers toward the middle
or end of next week, according to meteorologists.