San Diego, brace for another weekend heat wave

Posted at 6:52 PM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 21:52:47-04

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An early-autumn heat wave brought another rerun of summer's dog days to the San Diego area Friday.

Afternoon temperatures under bright sunny skies topped out in the high 70s to mid-80s along the coast, low to mid-90s across the inland valleys, the low to high-80s in the mountains and as high as 106 in the deserts, according to the National Weather Service.

One back-country locale, Campo, tied its previous record Sept. 25 high of 100 degrees, last reached in 2001, the NWS reported.

The weekend promises more of the same, with fair skies and temperatures running 7 to 14 degrees above seasonal averages, forecasters said. In a boon for surfers and ocean swimmers, local sea-water temperatures also will be on the warm side, averaging at least 5 degrees above normal for early fall.

The dry, summery conditions will continue through next week, meteorologists advised.