Most of San Diego County will be under an Excessive Heat Warning this week as a high-pressure system sends temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year.
The heat wave was expected to move into the region on Monday, bringing a wave of extreme temperatures to all areas of San Diego County except the coast and upper mountains.
The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning from 10 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Thursday for those areas.
The hottest temperatures are expected between Tuesday and Wednesday, and will likely be in the mid-90s in the western valleys and upwards of 100 degrees in the inland valleys. Temperatures could get as high as 106 degrees.
“We’re going to see these temperatures really climb and reach their peak on Wednesday,” NBC 7’s Weathercaster Llarisa Abreu said.
It is possible the cities of San Diego, Vista, Chula Vista, Escondido, Ramona and several others will break records during the warning period, the NWS said.
While the coast and the region’s highest elevations in the mountains are excluded from the warning, those areas will be under a heat advisory, the NWS said.
Abreu reminds residents to drink lots of water, remember to not leave children or pets in cars, stay inside as much as possible and limit time outside as heat illnesses are likely during the warning period.
The county’s official list of “Cool Zones” for 2018 include community centers, recreational centers, libraries, senior centers and museums.
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Source: NBC San Diego