A high-pressure system that brought seasonal weather back to San Diego County on Thursday is expected to encourage warmer temperatures through Saturday. But storms at sea that will kick up surf over the weekend may also send clouds.
According to National Weather Service forecasters, temperatures will be near normal today and Saturday, with highs in the 70s along the coast and in the 80s inland.
Hurricane Sandra, about 700 miles south of San Diego and 450 miles west of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico on Thursday, and tropical storm Rick near Hawaii are churning waves in the Pacific that will swell the surf here. Three- to four-foot waves are expected along most beaches, but south-facing shores may get waves up to six feet, forecasters said.
Although generally sunny skies should prevail throughout the county at least through Saturday, tropical moisture may reach the Southland in the form of high clouds. Humidity should be average.
According to forecaster Wilbur Shigehara, another low-pressure system may invade San Diego when the high-pressure pattern weakens Saturday. He predicted cooling and lower temperatures for Sunday.
Highs at the beach today are expected to be 72 to 76 today and Saturday, and slightly cooler on Sunday. The ocean water temperature is near 68 degrees.
Coastal strip highs of 74 to 78 will cool to 58 to 64 degrees at night; inland valley highs are expected to be 79 to 88 today and Saturday, with lows in the 50s.
Mountains areas will be sunny with highs up to 76 and cool nights around 40.
Desert highs are expected to be in the 90s, and lows in the 60s.