San Diego Braces for Intense Heat - NBC 7 San Diego

San Diego Braces for Intense Heat

Temperatures could be 8 to 12 degrees above average



    Jodi Kodesh's Morning Forecast for Monday July 9, 2012 (Published Monday, July 9, 2012)

    Southern California is bracing for possible triple-digit temperatures this week and firefighters will be vigilant as low humidity and strong winds could make for tinderbox conditions.

    “It’s definitely a swimming pool day,” said NBC 7 San Diego meteorologist Jodi Kodesh.

    While downtown San Diego and the beaches may see temperatures in the mid-70s, the East County could see temps in the mid to high 80s.

    Residents in local deserts could see temperatures reaching up to 114, Kodesh said.

    “It’s the time of year we get the extreme triple digit heat in the desert but 114 is nothing to mess with so stay inside,” she said.

    The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement forecasting temperatures 8 to 12 degrees above average through Tuesday. 

    During the hottest times of the day, it's suggested that you avoid strenuous outdoor activity.

    Don't leave children or animals in enclosed vehicles even "for just a moment."

    Stay hydrated with plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated drinks.

    There are dozens of spots around the county that have been designated as County Cool Zones. For a list of locations, click here.

    For more information on the Cool Zones program call (800) 510-2020.