Megan's forecast: Record warmth continues

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and last updated 2021-01-15 08:09:21-05

Today will be the warmest day of the week and I'm forecasting record highs for San Diego, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, Poway, La Mesa, Ramona, Vista and Borrego Springs. This will be the second record warm day as we set records yesterday in Poway, El Cajon, Vista, and La Mesa and tied record highs in Chula Vista and Borrego Springs!

Gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity between 10 to 15%, and warm temperatures will lead to critical fire danger through Saturday. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 2pm for the inland and mountain areas due to winds out of the northeast gusting between 25 to 60mph with isolated higher gusts. Peak wind gust this morning hit 82mph at Sill Hill.

Surf will remain elevated with strong rip currents; a Beach Hazard Statement in effect until 5pm Tuesday for waves of 3 to 5 feet and sets to 7 feet, potentially even higher Sunday through Tuesday during the peak.

Temperatures will trend 10 to locally 23 degrees above normal today with minor cooling through Sunday and greater cooling next week, though highs will remain above normal through Monday.

Gusty Santa Ana winds will pick up late tomorrow into Sunday morning then again late Monday before we shift to cooler weather starting Tuesday. Temperatures will return to near normal as a storm dives south and west from the Rockies.

There is some uncertainty to track of this storm, but it's looking like we may get some rain Tuesday and Wednesday with the best chance near the mountains and deserts. Be sure to stay with the Pinpoint Weather Team for updates as we desperately need the rain.

Friday's Highs:
Coast: 75-83°
Inland: 83-93°
Mountains: 62-77°
Deserts: 82-89°

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