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East County Alert

June 1, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for inland areas of San Diego and Riverside County due to a strong pressure ridge over the southwest.  Temperatures as high as 108 degrees are forecast in some desert areas, with Borrego Springs expected to reach 103 degrees this weekend and mountain areas forecast to see temperatures close to 80.

Due to the extreme heat, authorities recommend limiting outdoor activities to morning and evening hours.  If you must engage in strenuous activities, carry plenty of water and take regular breaks. Wear loose fitting clothing, and carry sunscreen.

Or head to the beach, since cooler temperatures are forecast along the coast.

Most importantly, never leave children, elderly people or pets along in a hot car –not even for a few minutes, since heat stroke can occur rapidly under such conditions.