Melissa's Forecast: Warm up on the way

Updated: 2019-08-18 12:51:46-04
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SAN DIEGO — Temperatures will be slightly cooler this weekend, but the cool down won't last long.

A storm passing to our north is helping to cool things down here in San Diego County. The biggest relief comes to our deserts and inland valleys where temperatures made it to the triple digits. Stronger onshore flow will usher in a cooler breeze, with possible gusty winds in our mountains and deserts during the afternoon and evening. Gusts will average from 30-35mph.

The marine layer will become stronger, spreading farther inland with patchy fog early in the morning. Clouds will take longer to clear to sunny skies with hazy conditions lingering near the beaches into the afternoon.

Temperatures will gradually warm up next week with the hottest days being Wednesday and Thursday. Monsoon flow also looks to make a return by Wednesday, so this next round of heat will be more humid and less comfortable. Looking ahead, monsoon flow may continue for awhile making things more humid for all of us.

Sunday's Highs
Coast: 69-77°
Inland: 84-93°
Mountains: 79-84°
Deserts: 100-109°

Tips to Stay Safe in the Heat this Summer:
Excessive heat is a danger to anyone, especially those with respiratory issues, people that work outdoors, children and the elderly. Make sure outdoor pets have safe shelter and cool water. Cars turn into ovens in a matter of minutes so be sure to check the back seat and never leave children or pets in the car. Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and stay hydrated! Avoid strenuous outdoor activities, enjoy air conditioning whenever possible and if you're working in the heat make sure to take breaks often and drink plenty of water. If you need a place to beat the heat, check out these Cooling Centers .

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