EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH

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East County News Service 

August 12, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service as issued an excessive heat watch for San Diego County’s desert areas starting Wednesday morning through Thursday evening, with hot weather forecast countywide. 

High temperatures in the desert are forecast to reach 112 to 116 degrees, with overnight lows remaining in the 80s.  These prolonged hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation that can lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

 

Elsewhere in the county, hot, dry weather is expected to last through Friday.   Temperatures could reach 99 degrees in Campo, 89 degrees in Julian, 95 in Alpine, and 92 in coastal  San Diego communities.  

 

Do not leave children or pets in parked vehicles, even for a few minutes.  Drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air conditioned room if possible.  Avoid the sun, carry plenty of water if driving, and be sure to check up on relatives and neighbors, especially those who are elderly or disabled.