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Gusty and dry as Santa Ana winds blow

Gusty Santa Ana winds developing Monday in San Diego County. Humidity will be very low Monday and Tuesday. Winds will weaken Tuesday as temperatures warm up.

SAN DIEGO — Monday afternoon high temperatures will be below seasonal norms.

  • Coastal highs 71°-76°, normal around 72°.
  • Inland highs 63°-74°, normal around 79°.
  • Mountain highs 49°-58°, normal around 66°.
  • Desert highs 66°-72°, normal around 85°.

At the beaches, water temperature is 67°-70° with a low rip current risk. Wave heights are 1'-3' from a small south swell. The UV index will peak at 5 (moderate). 

Humidity in the County will be dry. Coastal areas will see dew points in the mid 30s and inland areas 20s. Mountain and desert dew points will be below 20°.

SANTA ANA WINDS:

Credit: KFMB Weather

Wind Advisory for San Diego County coastal and inland areas until 5 PM Monday. Winds 25-35 mph with gusts to 55 mph are expected. Gusty winds could blow unsecured objects and there may be a few power outages.

THE WEEK AHEAD:

Santa Ana winds will strengthen Monday but weaken into Tuesday. High pressure will continue the warming trend through this week and into the weekend. Temperatures will be near average by Thursday.

Weak offshore flow will keep humidity levels dry through much of the week. Temperatures will be well above average over the weekend before onshore flow returns. 

Weak low pressure will move over the West Coast over the weekend into early next week. Onshore flow will strengthen and temperatures begin a cooling trend. Morning low clouds and fog return to the coastline. 

Credit: KFMB Weather
Credit: KFMB Weather