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August 9, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) –  A heat wave is forecast to hit our region starting mid-week, with heat advisories possible by week’s end.  A high pressure system could bring temperatures above 100 degrees in inland valleys as well as deserts.

The National Weather Service is also forecasting thunderstorms with heavy rain, strong winds and dangerous lightning possible on Wednesday and Thursday over the mountains and deserts in East County, according to meteorologist James Brotherton.

So be sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activities during excessive heat, and remember—when thunder roars, stay indoors since lightning can travel up to 10 miles.

The Perseid Meteor Shower will also be putting on astronomical light show that peaks this week—with largely clear skies for your viewing enjoyment.

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