The third warm spell in about two weeks will send temperatures far above average Thursday through Saturday as a high pressure system settles over the southwestern U.S., the National Weather Service says.
Temperatures will tick above average on Thursday, then jump Friday and Saturday, hitting the low 80s at and near the coast, especially in San Diego, forecasters say.
The heat will reach the upper 80s and 90s across many inland valleys and foothills, where the landscape has been dried out by two recent Santa Ana winds.
The good news: It doesn’t appear that a fire weather warning will be needed this time around. The winds will turn offshore Friday and Saturday. But they won’t be strong. And it doesn’t appear that the relative humidity will be unusually low.