Heat wave expected to hit region Friday

By City News Service

San Diegans will notice a significant and abrupt change in the weather Friday, as a heat wave brings triple-digit temperatures to the region, forecasters said.

High pressure building over the west will bring several days of hot weather on Friday through the middle of next week, according to the National Weather Service.

The agency predicted Sunday and Monday would be the hottest days.

Highs throughout the heat wave will be 75 to 90 degrees in coastal areas, 90 to 100 in coastal valleys, 102 to 108 in inland valleys, 88 to 98 in mountains below 6,000 feet, 80 to 90 in mountains above 6,000 feet, 98 to 106 in the upper deserts and 102 to 110 in the lower deserts, according to the NWS.

“While the airmass will be quite hot ... it will also be quite dry and humidities will remain,” a NWS statement read.