ABC 10News Pinpoint Weather for Sat. Feb. 12, 2022: Record heat continues

California Heat
Posted at 8:34 AM, Feb 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-13 02:27:21-05

The record-breaking heat continued Saturday. The seasonal average for this time of year is mid-60s for most areas west of the mountains, but Saturday's highs peaked 20-25º warmer than that. Here are some of the daily records broken Saturday:

San Diego: 91º (previous record 86º)
Vista: 90º (previous record 87º)
Chula Vista: 93º (previous record 87º)
Escondido: 90º (previous record 89º)
Ramona: 85º (previous record 83º)
El Cajon: 89º (tied with previous record of 89º)

The above-normal temperatures remain through Sunday, then temperatures quickly plummet. Sunday's highs will be mostly in the mid to upper 80s Sunday. The Heat Advisory that's been in place expires at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Get ready for major, fast changes. Monday, temperatures see a significant drop, then drop again Tuesday. In that two-day span, highs will drop around 25º on average. Temperatures go from 20-25º warmer than normal to around 5º cooler than normal. This will bring highs in the 60s west of the mountains, 40s in the mountains and lower 70s in the deserts.

As those temperatures drop, gusty winds will also pick up. Strong winds will blow Tuesday, favoring the eastern parts of the county but reaching all the way to the coast.

There is also a slight chance for rain Tuesday. It's not looking major at this point and totals don't look to surpass a tenth of an inch, but this would be the first rain in about a month for San Diego.

By Wednesday, temperatures warm again, bringing back mostly 70s through the end of the week.

Sunday's Highs:
Coast: 79-84°
Inland: 82-89°
Mountains: 70-77°
Deserts: 83-88°

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