Increased moisture doesn’t diminish San Diego’s scorching temperatures

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The county can expect another scorcher Tuesday but a system in Baja California is allowing for more moisture to reach the region.

The National Weather Service issued a new heat advisory to take effect at 9 a.m. and expire at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Temperatures were reaching the 80s across San Diego County as of 6 a.m. Tuesday and were expected to increase throughout the day.

An upper-level low system over Baja Cailfornia is bringing some monsoonal moisture to the region Tuesday. Dew points were expected to increase over the next few days. The system is also increasing cloud coverage over San Diego’s coastal and inland areas.

There is a slight chance of morning sprinkles in most areas except the coast. The mountains and valleys have a 20 percent chance of drizzle Tuesday with a possibility for thunderstorms in the coming days.

Gusty winds are expected to continue for a few more days. Tuesday some areas will experience winds about 30 to 40 miles per hour with some gusts in the 50s. They will slowly diminish into the evening.

Tuesday’s high temperatures are expected to be 95 degrees inland, 69 degrees in the mountains and 94 degrees for the deserts. 

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