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San Diego Set to Swelter

Temperatures could exceed 115 degrees in the deserts



    San Diego Set to Swelter
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    Feeling hot, hot hot!

    If you’re making plans for the weekend you might want to take into consideration that it’s going to be hot and humid.

    San Diego County will swelter under a heat wave, with highs likely to increase up to 10 degrees above average in some areas, forecasters said. The hot weather will last through early next week, with several days of only slightly lower temperatures to follow.

    The hottest weather will occur in the deserts, where temperatures could exceed 115 degrees. But the absence of any significant humidity may make it feel slightly cooler.

    “You folks out around the Wild Animal Park, the Ramona Airport and up in Alpine need to be especially careful of extreme heat over the weekend,” forecaster Whitney Southwick said.

    Elsewhere in the county, highs are expected to climb to the mid- to upper 90s in the inland valleys, and the warmest mountain areas will reach the low to mid-90s. Moderate high temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s are expected in coastal areas thanks to the marine influence.