Incoming Warming Trend to Bring Elevated Fire Threat to San Diego County

Increasing temperatures in the coming days will create an elevated fire threat in San Diego County as the region faces a dry spell.

An area of high pressure to our northeast with an offshore flow aloft is fueling the county’s elevated fire threat.

The warming trend is forecasted from Thursday to Friday with the county reaching near-record temperatures, according to the National Weather Service. Unseasonably warm temperatures for this time of the year are forecasted to be about 15 degrees higher than normal for the aforementioned days.

A red flag warning has been issued for San Diego County from 4 p.m. Thursday through 4 p.m., according to NWS.

NBC 7’s Sheena Parveen warns that the dry conditions mixed with no rain in the immediate next few days creates the possibility of fire weather danger.

“Because of our offshore winds, we’re going to have a little bit of an elevated fire threat across the county as we end out the week,” Parveen explained on Wednesday. “So, warmer temperatures tomorrow and Friday.”

Thursday’s and Friday’s temperatures are forecasted as followed:

  • Coast: high 70s to low 80s
  • Inland: mid-80s
  • Mountains: high 60s to low 70s
  • Deserts: mid-80s.

According to Parveen, a dry winter was expected for the region and we “are really seeing that weather pattern now.”

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