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Heat spell will stay through weekend

Heat spell will stay through weekend

San Diego County inland valleys are under a Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service San Diego until 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Temperatures up to 92 were expected, with the warmest conditions predicted for Saturday and Sunday.

The warmest conditions, between 85 to 95 degrees, will occur west of the mountains for the coastal and valley areas. A Heat Advisory remains in effect through the upcoming weekend. Plan ahead for the excessively warm conditions by following heat safety rules, such as stay well-hydrated, and take frequent breaks from direct sunshine.

More National Weather Service San Diego warnings: Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.

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.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.