SAN DIEGO — Wednesday afternoon high temperatures will be above seasonal norms.
- Coastal highs 69°-75°, normal around 65°.
- Inland highs 66°-76°, normal around 70°.
- Mountain highs 56°-65°, normal around 52°.
- Desert highs 71°-76°, normal around 70°.
At the beaches, water temperature is 57°-60° with a high rip current risk. Waves are 3'-5' from a west swell, sets to 6' are possible. The UV index will peak at 4 (moderate).
Some patchy low clouds in the inland areas create patchy fog concerns Wednesday morning. The clouds will quickly clear as the offshore flow strengthens. Humidity levels will be low as dry desert air is pushed towards the coast.
SANTA ANA WINDS:
A Wind Advisory has been issued for San Diego County coastal and desert areas from 10 AM until 6 PM Wednesday. Northwest winds will blow 10-20 mph and gust up to 45 mph at the coast, 20-30 mph with gusts to 55 mph at the deserts. Travel for high profile vehicles can be hazardous.
A Wind Advisory has been issued for San Diego County inland and mountain areas from 4 PM Wednesday until 12 PM Friday. Northeast winds 20-30 mph with gusts 55 mph are expected. Hazardous conditions are expected for high profile vehicles, especially along the I-8 between Alpine and Boulevard.
THE WEEK AHEAD:
Temperatures at the coast and inland will rise through Saturday, with cooler conditions for the mountains and desert. Gusty east winds can reach up to 60 mph in the mountains, blowing dry air towards the coast. The Santa Ana wind event is expected to peak in strength Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Weak offshore flow will linger Saturday.
Troughing is forecast to settle in the region Sunday, breaking down the high pressure over the Great Basin and leading to significantly cooler temperatures. Monday high temperatures could be as much as 25 degrees cooler than the highs on Saturday! There is a slight chance for some light rain late Sunday into Monday.