Heat is on for holiday weekend with warm and humid conditions countywide

Large crowds flock to beaches for relief

SAN DIEGO - San Diegans are heading to the beaches Saturday looking for relief from the heat and humidity that remains over the county this holiday weekend.

Subtropical moisture remaining in the San Diego region has made for very muggy conditions countywide from the coastal areas to the desert.

Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms are still possible in the mountains and the deserts Saturday.

Temperatures are expected to remain above average for the coming week according to San Diego’s National Weather Service.

As a result of the muggy conditions, many people are increasing their electricity usage to cool off.

San Diego Gas & Electric officials are asking customers to reduce their energy use during peak hours in exchange for credit toward their bills.

The utility says it wants to avoid a strain on the electrical grid by lowering energy usage between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. They say by doing that, customers will be eligible for a 75 cent credit per kilowatt hour saved on their bills.

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