SAN DIEGO – An excessive heat warning for the mountains and deserts will go into effect Sunday and last through Wednesday, weather experts said.
According to the National Weather Service in San Diego, strong area of high pressure will create very hot weather inland this weekend through at least early next week.
High temperatures up to 20 degrees above normal are expected by Sunday with areas of the Coachella Valley and lower desert approaching the 120 degree mark by Monday.
High temperatures will gradually lower by the middle of next week west of the mountains with the lower mountain slopes and deserts likely to remain hot.
High temperatures of 108 to 113 degrees are expected in the high desert, 110 to 120 degrees in the Coachella Valley and San Diego County deserts, 100 to 105 along the lower mountain slopes and 90 to 96 at resort levels in the mountains.
County residents can seek relief at "cool zones" located throughout the county, places such as the El Cajon Library or Parkway Plaza.
"We want people to really think about what they’re doing for the day reduce their activity don’t work in the yard don’t go jogging, instead go to our cool zone places," said Monica Zech, Public Information Officer for City of El Cajon.
You can find cool zones here.
Overnight lows will fall to 80 to 90 degrees in the lower deserts, 70 to 75 in the high deserts and 65 to 70 in the mountains.
- Heat related illness is likely for those involved in strenuous outdoor activity or those with health conditions.
- If untreated heat illness events could be fatal. Extreme danger to children or pets left inside a parked car.