MORE HEAT RECORDS SCORCHED; BEACH WARNING ISSUED DUE TO LIGHTNING AND RIP CURRENT DANGERS

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East County News Service

July 9, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – Sizzling temperatures on Friday, July 7th, shattered more records.  Borrego Springs reached 120 degrees on Friday, the hottest in 41 years.  Campo hit 108 and Ramona 102 degrees.   The highs reached triple digits again on Saturday, but relief from the heat is in sight, with a tropical storm over Mexico moving into the area today bringing gusty winds, thunderstorms and lightning over inland areas and beaches.

Those storm clouds also brought lightning followed by rain that helped firefighters swiftly douse small blazes along State Route 79 near Warner Springs, Cal Fire reports. More lightning is expected today so take precautions. 

A beach hazard warning has been issued for coastal areas off San Diego today, due to strong rip currents and possible lightning strikes.