Jodi Kodesh has the forecast for Thursday, October 13, 2011.
Toasty temperatures are in store for San Diego County Thursday.
People along the coast will see between 80 and 90 degree heat. Inland communities will see triple-digit heat, according to meteorologist Jodi Kodesh.
Several heat records were broken across San Diego County on Wednesday:
With record-breaking heat and Santa Ana conditions, the weather is ripe for wildfires.
Fire crews responded to a small fire near the San Diego Safari Park in Escondido Wednesday. The park, formerly known as the Wild Animal Park, was not threatened.
A three acre fire also burned Wednesday evening off Highway 94 near the Border Patrol Check point in the Otay lakes area.
CAL Fire is in a heightened state of alert with extra people on staff just in case disaster strikes.
Mayor Sanders is asking for San Diegans to be vigilant about creating 100 feet of defensible space around their homes.
“It's not only common sense, it's the law,” said Sanders earlier this week.
On Thursday, we will see the return on the onshore flow (or sea breeze) and a thin marine layer will be noticeable Friday morning. This will cool us off nicely, with temperatures at the beaches returning to upper 70s. Inland cities will drop from triple digits to near 90.
The cool down will continue through the weekend.
Saturday and Sunday, early morning clouds and fog will quickly be replaced by sunny skies and mild, more fall-like temperatures: 70s coastal, 80s inland.