‘May gray’ over San Diego continues for its final day

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Another cool, cloudy and drizzly morning is expected for San Diego Tuesday, but warmer temperatures are coming.

A deep marine layer is squeezing out some drizzle mostly over coastal areas Tuesday morning and leaving gray skies the rest of the day. The sun may break through a bit mid-day. Although it is the last day of May gray, June gloom will begin Wednesday.

But cooler temperatures and gray skies won’t last for much longer. This week a ridge of high pressure starts to build and temperatures will start to rise. That marine layer will shrink a little bit, wet weather will evaporate out and we will receive sunshine earlier in the day. By Friday, temperatures will reach their peak for the week.

An excessive heat watch for San Diego deserts is expected Friday through Saturday. Temperatures in the deserts are expected to hit the hundreds Tuesday and will only continue to build into the weekend.

Tuesday’s temperatures are expected to be 66 degrees along the coast, 75 degrees inland, 76 degrees for the mountains and a high 101 degrees for the deserts.

Water temperatures will be in the 60s again Tuesday with waves between 2 to 5 feet and strong currents. 

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