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Hot Temperatures, High Fire Risk Forecast For S.D. This Week

A high pressure system moving toward San Diego County is expected to bring high temperatures and gusty winds this week, a National Weather Service meteorologist said today.

"It'll start warming up a bit (Monday) but it really starts going up Tuesday,'' said Stefanie Sullivan of the NWS.

High temperatures could reach the mid-90s in inland areas like Mira Mesa Tuesday, while the inland valleys could hit triple digits, Sullivan said. The mercury should dip to comfortable levels at night, she said.

The hot weather should last the rest of the work week, according to the forecaster. "Finally, by Saturday, the temperatures start going down a bit,'' Sullivan said.

She said the system bringing in the heat will also usher in northeast winds of 15 mph, with gusts to 30 mph, on Tuesday and Wednesday, increasing the fire danger.

It was 76 degrees today at the official San Diego reporting station at Lindbergh Field, while inland areas made it to the low-90s, according to NWS records.

A broadcast image of a thermometer during the Charger's football game showed the temperature on the Qualcomm Stadium grass was well over 90 degrees, and mist blowers were used to keep players cool.

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