Melissa's Forecast: Excessive Heat Warnings to expire tonight

Heat is the number one cause of weather-related deaths every year, killing more people than hurricanes or floods.
and last updated 2021-06-20 11:37:46-04

The end of the heatwave is nearing, but we're not there quite yet. Temperatures will stay hot for a few more days before seeing slight cooling in the middle of the week.

The Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for areas away from the coast through 9 p.m. However, hot temperatures will remain Monday and into Tuesday, then start to cool mid-week. That break will be brief with temperatures warming back up by the end of the week.

The marine layer will come and go this upcoming week, keeping coastal areas cool with low clouds, patchy fog and comfortable temperatures.

Sunday is both Father's Day and the beginning of summer. The Summer Solstice is at 8:31 p.m. Sunday.

Records so far this week:
Monday, Borrego Springs tied their record high of 113. Tuesday, Borrego broke the record of 115 with a high of 116 degrees, Campo broke the record of 104 with a high of 106, and Chula Vista broke the record of 76 with a high of 85. Ramona at 100 was shy of the record by 1 degree. Wednesday's record was in Campo hitting 107, breaking the record of 103 from 1961. Borrego Springs made it to 118º, which broke the record of 116º from 2017.

Tips to beat the heat: With this being one of the first major heat waves of the season our bodies are not acclimated to the heat, so it's important for people to take precautions to keep themselves safe. Drink extra water, dress appropriately and avoid prolonged periods outdoors. Give your pets plenty of water, don't leave them outdoors for long periods of time or walk them on hot pavement and never leave them in a locked car.

Sunday's Highs:
Coast: 69-80°
Inland: 82-91°
Mountains: 85-99°
Deserts: 113-121°

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