Warmer temperatures are expected throughout San Diego County starting Thursday and into the weekend.
NBC 7 meteorologist Jodi Kodesh said inland valley, mountain and desert areas will see extreme temperatures. The desert is expected to be dangerously hot as 100-degree temperatures.
Coastal San Diego will get up to 80 degrees, and the inland valley will be very hot at 90 degrees.
“We’re experiencing this heatwave that is just getting started, it's the hottest temperatures we’ve seen in so long,” said Kodesh.
Local Cool Zones are being set up so people can stay away from the heat during the hottest part of the day. Some examples of cool zones are local libraries, recreation centers or senior centers. The county encourages people to share air conditioning during the hottest part of the day.
If you can't make it to a Cool Zone, here are some tips to stay cool this week.
- Exercise during the coolest part of the day.
- Keep your blind closed.
- Take a cool shower.
- Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
- Never leave your kids or pets in the car even with the window cracked.