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San Diego County braces for scorching hot Labor Day weekend

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Posted at 8:47 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 12:22:39-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The Labor Day holiday weekend will be a hot and humid one across San Diego County, especially in the mountains and desert areas.

Because of the high temperatures, the National Weather Service says an Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday for the county’s desert region.

Temperatures in the desert could reach up to 114 degrees, the NWS said.

10News Meteorologist Megan Parry’s weekend forecast calls for broiling heat throughout the county until Labor Day on Monday, when monsoon moisture will move in and create a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms.

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San Diego County coastal areas will experience more comfortable temperatures Friday, with highs of 72 to 77 degrees.

Inland areas will experience temps ranging from 79 to 84 degrees, and light winds, the NWS said.

For Friday evening, coastal conditions will be partly cloudy, with lows of 61 to 66 degrees and light winds.

In the county's valley region, there will be mostly sunny skies, with highs of 82 to 87 in the western valleys to 89 to 94 near the foothills. The NWS also forecasts light winds with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon. Evening temperatures will range between 60 and 66 degrees.

Mountain communities will see highs ranging from 88 to 96 degrees, with wind gusts up to 25 mph. This evening, temperatures will range from 59 to 69, with continued wind gusts up to 25 mph.


Some suggested ways you can beat the heat this weekend:

-- Great San Diego spots to grab ice cream on hot days
-- Shaved ice spots in San Diego
-- Beat the heat at San Diego's fantastic splash pads and water parks
-- Cool zones around San Diego County