Here's what you can expect from the heatwave that will blast San Diego from Tuesday morning through Labor Day weekend. A long-duration heatwave will bring temperatures ranging from 95 - 105 degrees throughout San Diego County, including coastal areas.
Residents can expect hot days and warm nights this week. In the later part of the week, the heat will be amplified by high levels of humidity.
The heat will also impact the coastal marine layer, making it patchier and reducing it's reach inland. The National Weather Service warning states that coastal areas can expect "Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures up to 97 expected."
Special attention should be given to seniors, children and anyone with compromised health. Never leave a person or animal in unattended vehicles.
Residents are advised to follow these recommendations:
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. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.