Jumpabola Pragmatic

Mild weather on tap for San Diego County as eddies spin cool air ashore

Coastal San Diego County will enjoy mild, sunny weather this week thanks to marine eddies, which will send cool-ish air ashore during the dog days of summer.

“San Diego is going to be 75 on Monday and on Tuesday and on Wednesday,” said Ivory Small, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Rancho Bernardo. “And the average temperature this time of year is … 75.

“Those eddies are like a broken record. They keep coming.”

He was referring to large, rotating columns of air that spin counter-clockwise, sending ocean breezes ashore from the south-southwest.

The mild air will also moderate temperatures in the valleys and foothills, which will be in the 80s early this week. But the deserts will continue to be toasty. The projected high for Borrego Springs on Monday is 112.

On Saturday, Borrego Springs hit 117, breaking the record for July 10 by one degree. The previous record was set in 2012.

Ocean temperatures have been warming up. Through 1 p.m. on Sunday, Carlsbad reported a high of 72 while Oceanside hit 71.4, San Diego reached 70.5 and Imperial Beach got to 69.4.