Excessive Heat Warning issued

Excessive Heat Warning issued

The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for San Diego County valleys that will go in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15 until 9 p.m. Friday, June 18.

Dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures of 100-106 in inland valleys are expected.

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 if one is available, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors by telephone, video conferencing or if in person, while adhering to social distancing recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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.

Some cooling is possible by early next week, according to the National Weather Service.