Megan's Forecast: Still hot, but gradual cooling

SAN DIEGO - Today will be cooler but still a warm one with highs about 5 degrees above average with continued cooling that will bring highs back to or slightly below normal my Labor Day. The marine layer will return overnight bringing overnight and morning clouds to the coast this weekend and spreading inland by the late weekend.

The BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT has been extended for the San Diego coastline through 8 this evening. Expect strong rip currents pulling you out to sea as well as strong currents parallel to the beach. Best strategy? Swim by the lifeguard stand.

Surf will be subsiding this afternoon now that high tide has passed. Largest waves will be north of Oceanside in San Diego county with surf between 3 to 5 feet. In Orange County surf will also be diminishing, but still as high as 4 to 7 feet with some favored spots, like the Wedge in Newport Beach, as high as 8 feet.

FRIDAY'S FORECAST HIGHS:

  • COAST: 76-86º
  • INLAND: 84-97º
  • MOUNTAINS: 85-95º
  • DESERTS: 107-111º

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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10News Meteorologist Megan Parry

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