A high-pressure system camping out over Southern California this week made for more unseasonable warmth in the San Diego area again Wednesday, a phenomenon expected to linger into next workweek.
The decidedly un-wintry spell included record temperatures across the county for a second straight day. They included 90 degrees in El Cajon, beating the old Feb. 10 milestone of 87 degrees; 87 in Chula Vista, exceeding the prior high mark of 83 degrees; 86 in San Diego and Vista (81 and 85, respectively); and 85 in Ramona (81). All five of the toppled record highs had been set in 1988.
Slight cooling is likely Saturday, but the heat will rebound Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will continue to be considerably above average into early next week, probably the highest in the nation, according to forecasters.
More typical conditions for this time of year and a slight chance of rain are expected next Wednesday, the NWS reported.