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Expect excessive heat through Tuesday

Expect excessive heat through Tuesday

San Diego is in for the hottest weekend of the year so far, according to the National Weather Service. Excessive heat with moderate to high locally extreme heat risk is expected across inland areas.

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for San Diego valleys now through 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18.

The peak of the heat is expected this weekend with gradual cooling for early next week. Dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures of 97 to 104 are forecast for the inland valleys on Sunday.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

Take caution this weekend and look out for your loved ones. Check out safety tips here: https://weather.gov/safety/heat.