Excessive Heat Warning Issued for San Diego

Borrego Springs and other desert communities will see dangerous heat levels

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013  |  Updated 10:54 AM PDT
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Construction worker Jose Loza wipes his head with his bandana after soaking it in water in an effort to keep cool Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Gibert, Ariz.

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Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Tuesday July 2, 2013

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When you step outside in San Diego Tuesday you may think you've been transported to Florida.

Hot and humid weather will move from the east to the San Diego coastline bringing thick, muggy air with it.

Residents in our local mountains should be aware of a National Weather Service excessive heat warning issued Tuesday through 8 p.m. The NWS anticipates high temperatures of 88 to 102 below the 5500-foot level.

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There is potential for a thunderstorm in some parts of the county and there may be some dry lightning as well according to NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh.

“Our East County will get very hot, very humid today,” Kodesh said. “It’s going to feel like the mid-90s to you.”

Borrego Springs and other desert communities will see dangerous heat levels with the forecast calling for 112 degrees.

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NBC 7 viewer Roxie Kaczmarek, whose Facebook cover photo shows her floating in a clear blue pool, posted, "Feels like Texas...ugh! Hot ok, Humid not ok."

Jan Fuller San Nicolas posted on the NBC San Diego Facebook page about how she wouldn't mind a thunderstorm: "Not my favorite type of weather. However, I know what "REAL" humidity feels like (Florida, Alabama . . .) and this is nothing!"

For those living in areas where the temperatures will reach above 80, there are Cool Zones available to provide respite from the heat and free air-conditioning during scorching summer days

For a full list of the area’s cool zones click here.

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