By Miriam Raftery
July 9, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The weather is heating up, with extreme heat forecast Friday and Saturday. Lower desert highs of 112-117 degrees are forecast, with upper deserts reaching 100 to 107 degrees. Mountains and valleys could reach 95 degrees.
Thunderstorms have been added to the forecast for Friday afternoon and Saturday.
On the coast, highs of 70-80 degrees are forecast by the weekend, but watch out for continued strong rip currents through Thursday morning and dense fog possible Friday-Sunday in coastal areas.
Avoid strenuous outdoor activities, stay hydrated, carry water if traveling, and be sure to check on elderly or disabled friends and family, especially those without air conditioning.
Also take precautions to protect your pets. Change their water regularly and keep animals in a cool area during the heat of the day. Remember, if pavement is hot enough to burn your bare feet, it can scorch your dog's paws, too. Never leave any pet in a parked car during hot weather, even for a few minutes.