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A final day of excessive heat on Thursday before widespread rain and cooler temperatures for weekend

Most cities will cool by the weekend whereas rain, thunderstorms, and wind transfer in to San Diego County as Hurricane Kay churns off the Baja coast.

SAN DIEGO — An Excessive Heat Warning throughout San Diego County will lastly expire Thursday as adjustments arrive from Friday into the weekend. While Thursday will stay dangerously scorching, clouds will start to maneuver on by means of the day, setting the stage for widespread rain, thunderstorms, and sturdy wind arriving in San Diego from Friday by means of Sunday.

Afternoon highs stay within the higher 80s alongside the coast and higher 90s inland on Thursday. While Friday stays scorching, we’ll see most microclimates other than the shoreline seeing a slight settle down for the day before rain arrives by the afternoon and night.

Another flex alert will go into impact on Thursday, however it would begin earlier within the day at 3 p.m. and proceed till 8 p.m. Due to extra heat within the forecast by means of Friday, one other alert to assist the State energy grid may very well be issued. Remember you might be being requested to preserve power throughout these timeframes. If you’ve got an A/C, you might be being requested to set your thermostat to 78°. 

A couple 90s peaked alongside the coast yesterday and much more are anticipated for right this moment. Daytime highs will max out 10° to twenty° above seasonal for September before they begin to drop off into the beginning of the weekend.

Surf heights will improve as Kay strikes nearer to Southern California. Kay will generate a southeast swell by means of the weekend. The highest surf will influence the south-facing seashores. The elevated surf is predicted alongside our shoreline to increase into Orange County.

As of Thursday morning, Hurricane Kay continues to churn off the Baja California coast and touring north/northwest, parallel to the coast. Kay briefly strengthened to a Category 2 storm before deteriorating barely to a Category 1 on Wednesday night. Weakening is predicted to proceed as Kay strikes north, finally breaking up to turn out to be a post-tropical cyclone. Strong wind and heavy rain will proceed to influence Baja California by means of Thursday. 

On its observe, it would weaken nearer to Southern California. At its closest method to San Diego, it would roughly be 150 miles to the southwest as a tropical storm on Friday. 

Models counsel the outer bands will carry added moisture to Southern California by the weekend. Activity may begin as early as late Friday morning with an opportunity for showers and thunderstorms. Likely scattered showers and intervals of heavy rain inland are anticipated Friday night by means of Saturday night. 

As Kay continues to weaken and turns into post-tropical for the second half of the week, lingering moisture will hold an opportunity for showers within the forecast Sunday. 

By subsequent week, weak troughing ought to create extra of a southwest air move. This will assist deepen the marine layer and get temperatures away from the excessive heat vary for the primary half of subsequent week.

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