Excessive heat warnings have been issued for many areas in Central and Southern California as the region braces for some of the hottest temperatures of the summer.
The National Weather Service said the warning goes into effect Tuesday at noon and will continue until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
NBCSanDiego's Rory Devine reports that as of 12:30 p.m., temperatures in Santee Lakes topped 96 degrees.
Monday brought high temperatures in the mid and upper 90s to most of the county.
By Friday, the heat wave should be over. In the meantime, check up on the elderly or physically challenged living in the East County. Make sure they're okay and have a way to stay cool.
If you don’t have air-conditioning, visit a San Diego County Cool Zone site. Click here for a list of participating locations.
NBCSanDiego Facebook fans shared their ideas on how they’ll keep cool this week.
“I've been prepping. I bought a second Tower fan with mini-tower fan from Costco. Now, I have one for sleeping and another for the sitting area, and the third for the kitchen,” said Carolyn Passeneau. “Finally, we have a swimming pool in which to cool off when all else fails!”
“Close windows in the morning; let fans run as long as possible,” posted Momfrog Lorita. “When no longer bearable, the a/c goes on.”
How are you planning on beating the heat?