Heat wave set to usher in searing summer temperatures

Posted at 1:59 PM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 22:19:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A heat wave is expected to move through San Diego County starting Monday. 

The peak of the heat will move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, nights will be warm as well, especially near the foothills of the mountains and in the deserts.

High pressure will weaken and shift to the north, bringing cooler weather and ushering in the return of the monsoonal moisture toward the end of the week. 

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Highs during the heat wave will reach into the upper 80s along the coast and the mid 90s inland. A heat advisory will go into effect along the coast from 10 a.m. Monday through 8 p.m. Thursday.

As for the rest of the county, an excessive heat warning is being issued beginning Monday at 10 a.m. and lasting through 8 p.m. Thursday.