Beach temps expected to stay high, inland pushing 100

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By City News Service

Inland temperatures are forecast to push past 100 degrees Sunday as a heat wave blankets the region, bringing an increased threat of wildfires.

A strong high-pressure ridge is expected to keep temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above normal through Tuesday, and the hot, dry conditions have firefighters across the region on alert.

A wildfire in Ramona on Saturday burned only about an acre before firefighters quenched it. In Descanso, a two-story home burned to the ground near Poverty Hill Road and Viejas Boulevard and spread to surrounding vegetation, blackening less than 5 acres before it was extinguished.

Sunday and Monday are expected to be the hottest days in the spate, according the National Weather Service.

A wispy marine layer will allow beach temperatures to climb in the 80s, and metro temperatures just a few miles from the coast are forecast to top out in the 90s.

The western valleys and foothills could hit 103 degrees, and morning winds out of the east should peak at about 15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph, before weakening Sunday afternoon, according to the NWS.

Extreme heat is expected in the deserts, where the highs are forecast to range from 106-111 degrees, with overnight lows dipping into the mid 70s and low 80s.

Health experts recommend drinking plenty of water and avoiding strenuous exercise during the hottest parts of the day. Though a cooling trend is forecast to begin Wednesday, temperatures are expected to stay above normal for several days afterward.

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Posted by Halie Johnson on Sep 26, 2010. Filed under News, Region. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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