Heat wave on the way

A heat wave expected to keep inland highs at 100 or
more degrees through Tuesday will likely push San Diego County temperatures
into record territory, a National Weather Service forecasters said.

The NWS issued an excessive heat warning for the mountains and deserts,
where highs are forecast to range from 117-122 degrees, starting at 10 a.m.
Friday and continuing at least through 8 p.m. Sunday.

Highs in the foothill and mountain areas at elevations around 3,000 feet
or lower are forecast to range from 100-105 degrees.

“Exceedingly high temperatures can cause heat-related illness or
death,” the NWS warned. “Those working or playing outdoors, and those without
air conditioning are most vulnerable.”

To avoid heat-related illness or death, people should wear light-weight,
loose-fitting clothing and avoid strenuous outdoor exercise during the heat
of the day.

Beach temperatures should be about right, mostly in the 70s and low 80s,
with surf-zone water temperatures ranging from 67-71 degrees. The NWS warned
about the potential for rip currents, though the surf will be relatively calm
today, with breakers up to about 4 feet.

“Above normal surf and the high risk of dangerous rip currents will
diminish late Friday,” according to the NWS, which said breakers would be
rolling in up about 6 feet tomorrow.

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