After a prolonged heatwave, a cool-down is finally coming to San Diego County.
The Heat Advisory for San Diego County inland valleys and mountains expired Sunday evening. Temperatures will gradually cool through the next few days, dropping an average of about 10 degrees by the end of the workweek for areas east of the coast. This nice cooling means the end of this week will bring much more manageable temperatures, with highs in the mid-70s along the coast, lower 80s inland, upper 70s for the mountains and lower 100s/upper 90s for the deserts.
Monday and Tuesday, winds are picking up. Breezy conditions in the 10-15 mph range will be present for most of the coast and inland areas, but gusts could get up to 30-40 mph in the mountains and deserts. These winds mixed with lingering heat and end-of-summer dry conditions will result in an increased risk for fire.
A Beach Hazards Statement has been issued from Monday morning through Wednesday evening for San Diego coastal areas. Surf is expected to be in the 3-6' range with strong rip currents possible.
The monsoon looks to hold off this week, so the next seven days will remain mostly sunny and dry.
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