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.
More hot and dry weather coming, are you ready? Looks to be hottest Wednesday through Friday and afternoon highs 10 to 20 degrees above mid October averages #heat #socal #CAwx with some locations near records pic.twitter.com/U4qcSzNDaP— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) October 10, 2020
Well folks, this cooler weather isn't going to last much longer ☹️— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) October 10, 2020
Another heat wave will occur for much of next week, with much above normal temps.
Be sure to stay hydrated and limit your time outdoors.
Check out the forecast highs below! #cawx pic.twitter.com/OjQYOWDFVv
Temperatures will hold steady the rest of the week, according to NWS, with San Diego expected to sit in the high 80s through Saturday.
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The fall heatwave arrives after California's average temperature from July through September was the hottest on record for the state, the NWS says.