County residents bracing for warm weekend

With the rope down, families have been on the beach at the children's pool. Photo: Giovanni Moujaes
With the rope down, families have been on the beach at the children's pool. Photo: Giovanni Moujaes

City News Service

Triple-digit temperatures are in store for San Diego County this Fourth of July weekend, forecasters said.

The good news is that a shallow marine layer will keep areas near the coast cooler, with highs expected to be in the 70s at the beaches and 85 to 95 in inland coastal areas and lower coastal valleys.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will remain above average through the middle of next week, then gradually cool toward the end of next week.

During the peak of the heat wave, which will officially begin Saturday, highs will be in the mid-90s to 105 in the inland valleys, 102 to 112 in the upper deserts, and 108 to 116 in the lower deserts, forecasters said.

The good news is that a shallow marine layer will keep areas near the coast cooler, with highs expected to be in the 70s at the beaches and 85 to 95 in inland coastal areas and lower coastal valleys.

   
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