San Diego Heat Wave: How Long Will It Last?

A high surf advisory will also be in effect from 9 p.m. Tuesday through 1 a.m. Friday

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After what was, for San Diego, a long winter cold snap, Santa Ana winds brought much warmer temperatures to the county on Tuesday.

An area of high pressure to the region’s northeast is causing the Santa Ana winds that are slated to breeze through inland communities from 15 to 25 mph on Tuesday. Isolated winds will have the potential to gust up to 45 mph, as well.

NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen said the increased winds will be coupled with an increase in temperature.

“We’re getting unseasonably warm weather,” Parveen said in her forecast. “So today, we’re going to be warmer around the county and be about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.”

Those Santa Ana conditions not only bring more warmth but other undesired features that may pose a danger to the community.

“We’re going to be dry, have elevated fire threats, it’s also going to be breezy, especially for areas inland,” Parveen said.

While East County deals with the brunt of the winds, the coast will be dealing with an elevated surf. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory that will be in effect from 9 p.m. Tuesday through 1 a.m. Friday as the coast faces the possibility of 5- to 8-foot surf.

“Of course, those rip currents are going to be very high, too,” Parveen warned. “Very dangerous.”

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