Heat advisory in effect through Monday

A major heat wave will descend on San Diego County on Monday and will keep temperatures far above normal until at least Friday, says the National Weather Service.

Places that are higher than 1,000 ft.in elevation can prepare for 95-108 degree weather.

Southern California today enters the worst part of a unsafe heat wave expected to linger through most of the week, bringing triple-digit temperatures to many areas while increasing health risks and the risk of wildfires.

The Antelope Valley and other inland valleys are expected to face the worst heat this week, with triple-digit temperatures. July was the second hottest on record in the city, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees or higher on all but three days. Highs in desert areas were expected to remain above 110 for much of the week. Beach areas will see a heat advisory from Monday morning through Wednesday evening.

The "coolest" area will be the San Francisco Bay Shoreline.

"Borrego set a new high temperature record (Sunday) at 116", the NWS tweeted.

On Tuesday, San Diego is forecasted to hit 91 degrees, which would break the previous August 29 record of 88.

The peak of the heat wave is expected to occur Monday, when highs are predicted to reach 97 degrees in Downtown L.A.; 103 in Pasadena and Burbank; 104 in San Gabriel; 106 in Fullerton and Yorba Linda; 107 in Saugus and Lancaster; and 109 in Woodland Hills. "The old record was 115 set in 2011".

The National Weather Service said hot and dry conditions this week will elevate fire danger in Southern California for early this week. Take precautions to avoid heat illness.

  • Joey Payne