It’s going to be a hot start to August in San Diego County. Here’s what you can expect from our weather this week.
“It’s going to be hot this week!” said NBC 7 meteorologist Sheena Parveen Monday morning, outlining the advisory and watch in effect for parts of our region. “Sunny skies will be around from start to finish today for the entire county.”
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Heat Advisory in the Mountains, Excessive Heat in Deserts
The National Weather Service in San Diego said “excessively hot” conditions are expected in Southern California Monday through Wednesday for areas away from the coast.
To that end, there’s a heat advisory in effect for San Diego County’s mountains Monday through Wednesday, with high temps expected to hit between the mid and upper-90s in some areas.
The NWS said San Diego County’s deserts are under an excessive heat watch, in effect Tuesday morning through Wednesday night, with scorching highs expected near 115 degrees.
Inland residents will also feel the heat wave at the top of the week.
Inland areas will be warming up a bit today with more abundant sunshine ☀️ Warm weather will persist over the next few days before cooling comes into the picture by the end of the week. #CAwx #hydrate pic.twitter.com/kPw0CqYMtW
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) August 2, 2021
Parveen said inland valleys will by in the mid-90s Monday and unseasonable warm to start the week. The coast will be hot, too, in the low-80s.
“We certainly have some beach weather in the forecast,” she added.
Parveen said the foothills may experience temperatures close to 100 degrees over Monday and the next couple of days.
Oof, it is HOT out there, San Diego.
NBC 7 meteorologist Sheena Parveen shares safety tips on how to beat the heat during these heat waves in San Diego County.
If you’re looking for a place to cool off during these hot days, check out the latest information on San Diego County’s “Cool Zones” here.
Temperatures will begin a warming trend 🎢today and continuing through the middle of the week! 😎 Please be safe if planning any outdoor activities, and seek shade and plenty of hydration if outside!🥵 #CAwx #HeatWave2021 pic.twitter.com/cP4UU4HFPo
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) August 1, 2021
3 San Diego County Parks Close for August Heat
The August heat is no joke in San Diego County.
Three San Diego County parks – El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center, and Mt. Gower Preserve in Ramona – will be closed for the entire month due to the heat.
According to the county, this happens each year at these spots because of the month’s typically high temperatures. Read more about the temporary closures of these parks here.
The county had previously closed Agua Caliente Regional Park and Vallecito County Park in the Anza Borrego desert for the summer, also due to the extreme hot weather. Those will reopen to the public on Labor Day weekend.
NBC 7’s/Telemundo 20’s Ana Cristina Sanchez shares tips on how to avoid heat stroke — and what to do if you’re experiencing symptoms.
So, When Will It Cool Down?
Parveen said a gradual cooling trend will begin as we approach the weekend in San Diego County. She said this patten will “allow temperatures to be closer to normal for this time of the year.”
NBC 7 will keep watch on the weather, like always, with local weather updates here.
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