The forecasted high for downtown San Diego is 82; 83 in El Cajon and 85 up at the Wild Animal Park. The only area in the entire country that will be warmer is just to our north, up around Los Angeles, and then only by a couple of degrees.
A moderate Santa Ana is responsible for this little heat wave. It kicked in Monday and will last through Wednesday as highs even at the beaches climbs into the mid and upper 70s - not bad for the final week of winter. The only downside is the potential for strong winds in the mountains and below the passes. Gusts could range anywhere from 25-50 mph. Still, without the threat of wildfires, thanks to the wet winter we've had up to now, the only real danger the gusty winds present is to high profile vehicles traveling through the mountains. The winds should subside somewhat tomorrow.
A cold front that is moving across the state the next two days will lower temperatures and bring us a few clouds on Thursday and Friday but once it passes, the weather should rebound a bit giving us 70s, 80s and plenty of sunshine for the official arrival of Spring on Saturday.