Sunset and sunrise aficionados in San Diego County are having a good week.
High clouds moving up from the southwest have created the right conditions for some colorful evenings and mornings. The pattern should continue for the next few days, National Weather Service forecaster Brandt Maxwell said.
The mostly cirrus clouds, up about 25,000 feet, have been lighting up the sky with vivid yellows, oranges and reds when the sun is on the horizon.
Meanwhile, the weather has been and should continue to be seasonal.
“We’re still in a mostly benign pattern,” Maxwell said. “There’s a little bit of warming, mostly inland. But there’s not too much at the coast, which will continue with the onshore flow.”
Coastal highs are expected to be in the high 70s to low 80s through early next week. Those temperatures are a few degrees above normal but far below the the highs during the toasty first half of August.
The county’s inland valleys are expected to be in the high 80s to low 90s, but the nights should cool to the low 60s. The mountains should be in the mid 80s during the days, with some higher elevations dipping into the 50s at night. Desert highs are expected to be 105 to 109 degrees.
Slight cooling is expected around the county early next week, when highs should drop several degrees.