Heat wave to subside a bit

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Hot weather will continue across inland San Diego County for the next several days but conditions will not be quite as uncomfortable as they have been, meteorologists said today.

There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the mountains Tuesday, though showers will most likely be light, according to the National Weather Service, which added gusty and erratic winds are also possible in the mountains and deserts.

An excessive heat warning goes into effect in the mountains and deserts at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to expire at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The NWS said highs today will be in the mid-70s near the coast, high 70s to low 80s inland, mid-80s in the western valleys, high 80s to low 90s near the foothills and in the mountains, and 109 to 114 degrees in the deserts.

Looking ahead to the Fourth of July, the weather service said temperatures should cool down just in time for people to enjoy going outside to watch fireworks. Temperatures as of about 9 p.m. Thursday, when most fireworks displays begin, should be around 66 to 71 degrees in coastal areas, 69 to 74 in the valleys, 65 to 75 in the mountains and 87 to 92 in the high deserts and 93 to 98 in the low deserts.

“All things considered, it should be a pleasant evening for observing local fireworks displays,” according to the weather service.

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