East County braces for record heat

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SAN DIEGO — A heat wave expected to keep inland highs at 100 or more degrees through Tuesday will likely push San Diego County temperatures into record territory, forecasters said.

Hot WorkerThe NWS issued an excessive heat warning for the mountains and deserts, where highs are forecast to range from 117-122 degrees, starting at 10 a.m. Friday and continuing at least through 8 p.m. Sunday.

Highs in the foothill and mountain areas at elevations around 3,000 feet or lower are forecast to range from 100-105 degrees.

“Exceedingly high temperatures can cause heat-related illness or death,” the NWS warned. “Those working or playing outdoors, and those without air conditioning are most vulnerable.”

To avoid heat-related illness or death, people should wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing and avoid strenuous outdoor exercise during the heat of the day.

Beach temperatures should be about right, mostly in the 70s and low 80s, with surf-zone water temperatures ranging from 67-71 degrees. The NWS warned about the potential for rip currents, though the surf will be relatively calm today, with breakers up to about 4 feet.

“Above normal surf and the high risk of dangerous rip currents will diminish late Friday,” according to the NWS, which said breakers would be rolling in up about 6 feet tomorrow.

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