Megan's Forecast:The Heat Is On!

Temperatures are up to 17 degrees warmer this midday than 24-hours ago! While it won't be official until the Climate Report is issued later today it appears Chula Vista and Oceanside have already reached their records for today!

 

With high pressure continuing to build over the West, the mercury will top out 15 to 20 degrees above average today and tomorrow with minor cooling Saturday. The heat peaks over the next 48 hours with several records within reach, including San Diego, Oceanside, Vista, Chula Vista, Alpine, Ramona, Campo, El Cajon and Escondido.

 

Offshore winds will be unimpressive with gusts generally 20 to 30 mph and isolated higher gusts to in the foothills and mountains. Humidity levels will remain low through tomorrow with afternoon humidity levels dropping to the 10 to 25 percent range, and some single-digits possible. It will feel uncomfortable, but humidity will build this weekend.

 

If headed to the beaches keep in mind a Beach Hazard Statement is in effect Friday through Sunday for surf of 3 to 5 feet and sets up to 6 feet. Largest surf will be along south facing beaches with strong rips currents along the coast.

 

Thursday's High Temperatures:

  • Coast: 78-88°
  • Inland: 88-95°
  • Mountains: 63-84°
  • Desert: 89-95°

Onshore flow will quickly returning Saturday bringing increasing moisture and cooling temperatures, but still above average. Stay with the Pinpoint Weather Team this week for updates on this next heat wave. Remember, we're just the messengers...

10News Meteorologist Megan Parry

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