San Diego broke the record of 83 degrees from 2016 with a high of 85 degrees today, the unusually warm weather will continue through the weekend, many parts of the county will see temperatures peak on Thursday.
Building high pressure and mild Santa Ana winds are leading to warmer temperatures across the county. Temperatures will trend 10 to 20 degrees above average into the weekend, expect 70s and 80s for most of the county with 60s in the mountains. Several cities will be within a degree or two of a record Thursday including Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, and Ramona. We'll be close to record highs into the weekend.
A Wind Advisory will be in effect through 4pm Thursday from the mountains to our inland valleys. East and northeasterly gusts of 20 to 45mph will impact the inland and mountain areas with isolated gusts exceeding 50mph.
This year's Super Bowl could tie or become the hottest Super Bowl on record with the previous record set in Los Angeles at 84 degrees back in 1973. San Diego holds the title for second warmest at 81 degrees from 2003.
We begin cooling early next week as the Santa Ana and high-pressure pattern breaks down and the sea-breeze returns. Temperatures will plummet 5 to 10 degrees on Valentine's day with an additional 5 to 10 degrees drop by Tuesday, closer to average.
There is a slight chance we could see some showers late Tuesday into Wednesday; gusty winds could also be a concern.
February is typically one of the rainiest months with an average rainfall of 2.27". Unfortunately, with this dry pattern, our deficit continues to grow.
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