Excessive heat warning issued in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO - The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning Wednesday for triple-digit temperatures forecast for San Diego County mountains and deserts Friday through Sunday.

Starting Friday, highs are forecast to range from 115-120 degrees in the deserts and 100-105 degrees in mountain with elevations around 3,000 feet, according to the NWS. Near-record temperatures are likely, meteorologists said.

"Exceedingly high temperatures can cause heat-related illness or death," the NWS warned. "Those working or playing outdoors, and those without air conditioning are most vulnerable."

Saturday and Sunday should be the warmest days in the stretch. A cooling is trend is expected to start Monday.

Highs in inland areas are forecast to range from 88-98 through the weekend.

The coast will be relatively cool, 75-85 degrees, thanks to an ocean breeze and morning low clouds and fog.

The water temperature in the surf zone will range from 66-70 degrees, and the NWS warned of a risk of rip currents Thursday and Friday along southwest-facing beaches.

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