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Get Ready for the Heat: 90s, Triple-Digit Temps Coming



    Heat Wave to Swelter San Diego

    Temperatures in the 90s and 100s will descend on San Diego County this weekend. NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports on Sept. 12, 2014. (Published Friday, Sept. 12, 2014)

    San Diegans often boast about having the best weather in the world.

    That won’t ring true this weekend, as temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s at the beaches and into the triple digits inland.

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for San Diego County from Saturday at 10 a.m. until Monday at 7 p.m.

    The temperatures – a predicted 88 degrees on Saturday, 92 on Sunday and 94 on Monday on the coastline – will run 10 to 15 degrees hotter than what’s normal for this time of year.

    Expect a tropical feel.

    “The monsoonal moisture will be edging back in so it will be very hot and muggy,” said NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick. “The humidity levels will be higher.”

    The National Weather Service says you can expect a slowing cooling trend starting on Tuesday.

    Already, locals have endured a hot summer and calls to heating and cooling businesses have dramatically increased.

    Guthrie and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning in San Diego has had the best business in five years. Owners say they receive about 100 calls for service daily and they have a weeks-long waiting list.

    "They call and we tell them our first appointment isn't for two or three weeks, so they say, 'No, we got to have something sooner than that,'" said Mark Guthrie of Guthrie and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning. "And a lot of times, we find they call back 10, 15 minutes later, saying they called everyone else and everyone else is booked out the same distance."

    One of those calls came from Carl Doughty of La Jolla, who just had his AC installed. He described the heat as unbearable, especially for his mother-in-law who has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

    "Just for us it can be unbearable, but my mother-in-law has COPD, so it's really tough for her when it gets hot and humid, especially the humidity." Doughty said. "It's tougher for her to breathe."

    SDG&E crews will be on standby for an increase in demand for electricity with the weekend heat.

    One of the hottest days of the year will coincidentally fall on the same day the San Diego Chargers' home opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

    The Chargers plan to hand out "fan clappers" to fans to help stay cool.

    You won't find any fans at two San Diego Target stores. They've sold out. Fans are still available at Lowe's in Mission Valley, but they're selling quickly.