April 23, 2024
A surfer at Ocean Seashore Pier in early December. Photograph by Chris Stone

The Nationwide Climate Service workplace stated Santa Ana winds will create sunny, windy and heat situations via Sunday, however San Diego County will escape the red-flag hearth situations anticipated elsewhere in Southern California.

“Excessive strain constructing over the Nice Basin will convey sunny days, clear nights and gusty northeast Santa Ana winds within the mountains, foothills, and valleys,” the company stated in its 1:30 p.m. forecast. “The strongest winds will likely be on Saturday, however the warmest day will likely be Sunday, as winds slowly weaken.”

Excessive temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will likely be within the mid 70s alongside the coast, excessive 70s within the valleys, low 50s to low 60s within the mountains and excessive 50s to low 60s within the deserts.

Winds will gust as much as 50 mph within the foothills and mountains, and officers are warning of elevated hearth climate situations right here, however not a red-flag occasion.

“Resulting from drier situations at decrease elevations north of San Diego County, extra widespread essential hearth situations  are anticipated within the Inland Empire,” the climate service stated.