Expect more hot weather
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego’s inland valleys, including Scripps Ranch, through 9 p.m. Thursday night:
“Strong high pressure aloft over the southwest states will bring hot to very hot conditions to areas away from the coast through at least the middle of the week, peaking around Tuesday or Wednesday. High pressure may weaken slightly the latter part of the week with slight cooling spreading into the valleys on Thursday and farther inland on Friday.
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.
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.”
Scripps Ranch can still expect areas of fog in the morning, quickly disappearing before 10 a.m. Light northwest winds are predicted becoming west 5 to 10 m.p.h. in the afternoon. While highs are projected to be anywhere from the 80s to low 90s, the heat will feel much more intense because of high humidity levels.
Despite high temperatures, Scripps Ranch saw an abundance of people conducting activities outdoors this past weekend and area swimming pools were busy.
See related story for tips on coping with hot summer weather.