SAN DIEGO (KGTV)- The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory through Thursday for the coastal areas and Friday for the inland valleys in San Diego County.
The hot weather and dry fuels create dangerous fire weather conditions, keeping fire crews across the county on high alert.
“At nine, it already felt significantly warmer than the last couple of days,” said Elizabeth Conniff as she ended her hike at Iron Mountain Trailhead. “It was pretty hot, hotter than I expected, and very dry.”
Poway reached nearly 100 degrees before noon Tuesday, nearing record-breaking temperatures for this time of year.
Conniff, an experienced hiker, said that she would not recommend hiking during this time.
Hotter temperatures are forecasted for Wednesday and Thursday.
“If it’s going to be 100 or over, stay home, and that is from somebody who hikes three or four days a week,” she said.
The NWS warns the hot weather could cause heat-related illnesses and recommends that people stay hydrated and out of the sun.
Firefighting agencies ask everyone to remain vigilant and be extra cautious about doing anything that could spark a wildfire.