San Diego Breaks 20-Year-Old Heat Record

Consider a 20-year-old heat record for this day shattered.

On Friday, the temperature at 1 p.m. at San Diego International Airport was 89 degrees, surpassing the record of 87 degrees, set in 1994.

More records could shatters across San Diego County this weekend. The forecast calls for a high of 84 degrees. Slightly higher temperatures are expected for Saturday and Sunday.

Inland regions will spend nearly four days in the 90s.

“With Santa Ana winds warming our area tremendously this weekend, it is likely areas will break heat records,” said NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh. “We are twenty to twenty five degrees above average.”

San Diego’s average temperature for this time in March is 65 degrees.

On the flip side, the coldest we’ve even been, on this date, is 40 degrees. That record was set in 1917.

While temperatures will remain hot through the weekend, a return to San Diego’s average 70s will occur next Tuesday.

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