Heat wave will continue throughout San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A ridge of high pressure over the West Coast could push temperatures into the triple digits again Sunday in San Diego County’s inland valleys, but forecasters said it should start to cool down as the workweek begins.

A National Weather Service heat advisory was set to remain in effect until 8 p.m. in the valleys, where highs of 96 to 101 degrees are expected.

And the NWS warned that heavy fog could form along the coast tonight and early Monday, as moist marine air hits the hot dry air mass leftover from today’s heat.

At noon today, temperatures were a few notches below Saturday’s. Temperatures at noon today were reported as 97 degrees in Escondido, 94 degrees at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and 93 in Poway.

“Consecutive days of hot weather will increase heat stress on animals and humans, making it hard for the body to keep cool,” according to the weather service. “Without precautions, even healthy adults could experience heat stress and illness.”

Ways to avoid such illnesses include rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities to early morning and evening hours; wearing light, loose fitting clothing; taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas; and drinking plenty of water.

Forecasters also said those heading to the beaches in hopes of respite from the heat would have to deal with a combination of higher than average surf and strong long shore and rip currents, which could lead to dangerous swimming conditions.

The highest surf — 3- to 5-foot waves with sets to 6 feet — were expected on south and southwest facing beaches of the North County.

A beach hazards statement will remain in effect through 2 a.m. Monday, but weather service forecasters said a south-southeast swell generated by Hurricane Simon could continue the elevated surf and rip currents through Tuesday.

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