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Scorching Heat To Continue In San Diego County

A sign says "do no bring dogs hiking during hot weather!" at a trail on Cowles Mountain in San Diego, Calif. Aug. 3, 2021.
KPBS Staff
A sign says "do no bring dogs hiking during hot weather!" at a trail on Cowles Mountain in San Diego, Calif. Aug. 3, 2021.
Scorching heat will retain its grip on parts of San Diego County through at least midweek, forecasters said Tuesday.

Scorching heat will retain its grip on parts of San Diego County through at least Thursday, forecasters said Tuesday.

The National Weather Service extended an excessive heat warning for the San Diego County deserts until 8 p.m. Thursday. The warning began at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The forecast calls for high temperatures of 115 to 120 degrees, with overnights lows still in the 85-to-90 range.

"Very warm night-time temperatures will limit heat relief, acting to increase heat stress for those without adequate access to cooling," the NWS said.

In addition, heat advisories were in effect through 8 p.m. Wednesday in the valleys and mountains below 6,000 feet, calling for highs in the 90s to 100s.

Residents were advised to "drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors."

The county has opened "Cool Zone" locations to help the public beat the heat. A full list of the locations can be found online.

San Diego County Cool Zones

City of Oceanside Country Club Senior Center

Pala Fire Department

Pala Fitness Center

Lakeside Community Center

Santa Ysabel Nature Center

Potrero Library

La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center

Fallbrook Community Center

Spring Valley Park and Recreation

Borrego Springs Library

Heritage of the America's Museum

City of San Marcos Senior Center

Alpine County Library

Valley Center County Library

Ed Brown Senior Center

Ramona Library

Visit 211sandiego.org for more information or call 2-1-1.