Temperatures soared above 100 degrees for a sixth straight day on Saturday , and the misery spread from inland valleys and foothills to the coast.
“A heat wave isn’t unusual this time of year, but we only get something like this every 2 to 3 years,” said Brett Albright, a forecaster at the National Weather Service.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Lidia in Baja California altered wind patterns in Southern California, causing hot air from inland valleys to flow to the San Diego County coastline.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, the temperature was 87 at San Diego International Airport, 84 at National City and 93 in Carlsbad. Gillespie Field was 108, Santee Lakes was 107 and Miramar was 101. Ramona Airport had hit 103 and was expected to go higher.
Albright said moisture from Lidia is likely to produce showers across much of San Diego County on Sunday, with some areas inland areas receiving a half-inch or more of precipitation.