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Picture-perfect weather draws crowds to beaches

Authorities made 89 water rescues over the weekend, when about 610,000 people took advantage of the balmy conditions to hit the sand, authorities said Monday.

Lifeguards also gave medical aid to 250 people and conducted 20 boat rescues over the course of Saturday and Sunday, according to San Diego fire-rescue spokesman Maurice Luque.

The picture-perfect weather enjoyed by San Diegans recently will continue for at least the next week, according to the National Weather Service.

“There’s really no significant change to our weather for at least the next seven days,’' NWS meteorologist Noel Isla said.

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Temperatures in the warm inland valleys will range from the high-70s to mid-80s - an increase of a couple of degrees from yesterday. Temperatures in that area are expected to go up another couple of degrees on Tuesday, Isla said, then drop a degree or two each day through next weekend, Isla said.

He said a dominant high-pressure system is keeping more extreme conditions out of the region.