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San Diego heat wave: Scorching temperatures expected across county this weekend

Posted: 12:10 PM, Jul 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-13 18:18:00-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diegans are dealing with high temperatures across the county this weekend.

10News Meteorologist Megan Parry’s forecast for the weekend calls for high heat, specifically inland and in San Diego’s desert areas. In comparison, temperatures along the coast are expected to be warm but bearable over the next two days.

Because of the high temperatures, the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning for the county’s deserts took effect Friday morning and is set to last through 8 p.m. Monday.

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The National Weather Service advised that those who work outdoors should avoid the midday sun, wear light, loose-fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.

Nighttime lows will be in the mid to high 80s Friday in the county deserts, meaning the minimal cooling at night could pose a health risk to those who don't have access to air conditioning because the body needs time to cool down from the day's heat, according to the NWS.

Avoid leaving senior citizens and kids at home without air conditioning, if possible. And never leave a child, senior or pet in a parked vehicle, even with windows cracked open, because interior temperatures can quickly turn lethal.

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Temperatures should be in the 80s San Diego Pride festivities Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Megan says clouds could build during the weekend afternoons in the mountains and deserts, leading to a chance of some rain or a thunderstorm, and a potential threat for dry lightning.

The high heat should taper off by Tuesday heading into Comic-Con week.

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