06/17/2021 04:21 PM PDT

Excessive Heat Warning Extended for San Diego County Valleys and Mountains

The National Weather Service has extended their Excessive Heat Warning for San Diego County valleys until Saturday 6/19/21 at 9:00 p.m. and for San Diego County mountains until Sunday 6/20/21 at 9:00 p.m. The Excessive Heat Warning for San Diego County deserts continues through Sunday 6/20/21 at 9:00 p.m. More forecast information and updates are available from the  National Weather Service.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room if one is available, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors by telephone, video conferencing or if in person, while adhering to social distancing recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of emergencies like heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Several County facilities will be open as Cool Zones. For location information, hours of operation, and tips to beat the heat, visit:  www.coolzones.org.