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Excessive Heat Warning Till Wednesday


Last updated 8/29/2017 at 9:09am

Courtesy of the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service said San Diego County deserts, including Borrego Springs, will be under an excessive heat warning beginning Sunday at 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. Wednesday.

During the heat wave, temperatures in the deserts are expected to hit between 100 and 116 degrees.

Amid the high-risk fire conditions, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department has increased the number of on-duty fire crews.

The hot weather and low humidity conditions could cause heat-related illness, so it is advised that everyone stay hydrated, stay out of the sun and never leave children or pets unattended in cars.

California's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has advised employers that shade must be available at all times to outdoor workers when temperatures reach more than 79 degrees. It is recommended to drink one 8-ounce cup of water every 15 minutes.

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