Warning extended; storm approaches
The National Weather Service has extended the Excessive Heat Warning for all San Diego County. The extension will leave the Excessive Heat Warning in effect until Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. for the coast and valleys.
Hot conditions with high temperatures ranging from 94 degrees and 115 degrees may be reached.
Extreme heat increases the risk for heat-related illnesses and can affect those working or participating in outdoor activities. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room if one is available, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors by telephone, video call or in-person.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles at any time.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
Tropical storm moves north
Meanwhile, the weather could change drastically this weekend as a tropical storm to the south approaches, according to the National Weather Service San Diego.
Tropical Storm Kay is currently located off the southwest coast of Mexico, but will move northward over the coming days. Looking at the long range forecast, impacts from Kay could be felt across Southern California, but the timing and degree of impact is highly uncertain at this time.
– The timing and degree of impact (rain, surf, wind) in Southern California
– How close Kay will come to our coastline, and when Kay will turn to the west and move farther from the coast
What is known:
– Kay is producing tropical storm force wind speeds (60 mph) off the southwest coast of Mexico
– Extremely low chance of a direct landfall in Southern California
– Increasing swell and humidity, potential rain is possible late this week through this weekend
– Kay looks to strengthen into a hurricane as it nears the central coast of Baja, but cooler sea temps farther north and relatively drier air will induce steady weakening farther north
The National Weather Service San Diego and NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center are closely monitoring what impacts Southern California may see from Kay. Stay tuned at http://weather.gov/sgx and https://nhc.noaa.gov