Heat wave bears down on San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The heat was just warming up Saturday across San Diego County with things really heating up Sunday. An excessive heat warning is officially in effect in the desert region until Wednesday at 8 p.m. 

Several record-highs could be set. Palm Springs will be the hottest area in Southern California, hitting up to 116 degrees. Borrego Springs could see a high of 115. Water temperatures on the coast are slowly creeping up, like at Coronado where the waters readings are coming in at 71 degrees. 

Temperatures in coastal areas won’t reach the kind of peaks San Diego will see as you go further inland, but will be in the high 80’s Sunday and Monday before dropping back to the mid-70s going into the week. Inland valleys will really feel the heat beginning Sunday with a projected high of 103 before ticking up to 105 on Monday. 

The desert is getting the brunt of the heat wave, though, with a high of 115 on Sunday and 116 on Monday. Temperatures could stay above the 110-degree threshold over the next seven days.

It’s important to stay safe when the heat is bearing down so remember to stay hydrated, wear comfortable clothing if you’re out under the sun, take plenty of breaks and check on the elderly and pets. Here’s some additional information regarding the heat wave: 

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