After a cool and cloudy weekend, skies will clear and temperatures will warm. The marine layer kept temperatures cooler than normal this past weekend, but building high pressure will lead to hot and dry conditions this week.
Over the course of the weekend, the dense marine layer squeezed out a tiny bit of rain. El Cajon picked up 0.12", La Jolla saw 0.07", San Ysidro got 0.04" and San Diego received a whopping 0.01" throughout the damp weekend.
The marine layer will linger Monday morning but will finally break by the afternoon, making way for sunny skies. Temperatures will begin to climb starting Monday, with at least a couple of degrees adding on each day, resulting in a 20º+ warming in the span of a few days.
The hottest stretch will be in the Wednesday through Friday range, with potentially record-breaking heat. Ramona is forecasted to hit 91º, which would break the previous daily record of 85º. El Cajon is forecasted to hit 96º, which would break the previous daily record of 91º. Also, Chula Vista's forecasted 90º would break the previous 89º daily record.
Gusty winds will also pick up this week, peaking Wednesday and Thursday in the mountains and eastern parts of the valley. This could lead to an increased risk for fire.
Then, temperatures quickly plummet in time for next weekend, with rain chances moving in the following week.
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