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San Diego County to see mid-October heatwave with temps up to 20 degrees above average

Posted at 9:15 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 00:21:49-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Enjoy the cooler temperatures while they last. A heatwave is expected to settle into San Diego County starting about mid-week.

Temperatures will be 12 to 20 degrees above average for mid-October starting around Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The hottest temperatures are expected between Wednesday and Friday, with some locations around the county likely to see record highs.

On Wednesday, the NWS forecasts highs of 96 degrees in Escondido, 89 in Oceanside and Mira Mesa, 95 in El Cajon, and 86 in San Diego.

Temperatures will hold steady the rest of the week, according to NWS, with San Diego expected to sit in the high 80s through Saturday.

FORECAST: Up-to-date ABC 10News forecast

The fall heatwave arrives after California's average temperature from July through September was the hottest on record for the state, the NWS says.