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Hot Spell In San Diego County Likely To Intensify Over Weekend

If you've had it with the heat, you might want to consider seeing some movies or spending time in an air-conditioned library over the next week or so.

Related: Interactive map of Cool Zones in the San Diego area

Little relief is in sight from the late-summer hot spell that has gripped the San Diego area in recent weeks, and conditions are likely to get somewhat worse before they get better, according to the National Weather Service.


Through the remainder of this workweek, a high-pressure zone hovering over California will lead to temperatures in the high 70s to high 80s along the coast and adjacent inland areas, and up to 10 degrees toastier in the valleys and mountains, the National Weather Service reported.

On Saturday and Sunday, the swelter likely will increase even more, reaching the mid-90s near the coast, up to 100 in the valleys and into the high 90s with chances for scattered showers in the mountains.

"People will definitely notice the heat over the weekend," meteorologist Brandt Maxwell said.

The monsoonal mugginess that has been flowing up from Mexico this month may decrease minimally but will continue at least into next week, according to forecasters.

The sultry conditions may diminish modestly beginning Monday or Tuesday but could linger throughout September, which typically is a warm month in Southern California, Maxwell said.