Heat moving into the West will raise temperatures, potentially even breaking some all-time heat records over the weekend. The temperatures may drive crowds to the beaches this weekend, but the National Weather Service in San Diego is warning of high rip current risks. The report states, "Swimmers are urged to use caution at all times and swim near a lifeguard."
Highs at San Diego beaches are expected to be around 79 to 81 degrees, but inland temperatures of San Diego County will be much higher as incredible heat spreads throughout the region.
What was once hurricane Cosme in the Western Pacific will play a roll in bringing rough waves to San Diego. Surf reports call for very strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions.
AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said that Cosme's waves will cause a "plunger" effect on the San Diego coast. Though the tropical storm is weakening, it takes a while for the waves to travel the distance to the shore. Because of the storm's location, San Diego beaches sit perpendicular to where the waves are headed, making them a target for rough seas as a result.
About 80 percent of all beach rescues are a result of rip currents. People can be swept away from shore in these powerful currents which pull them farther out to sea. They form when waves break at different points against the shore and create rushing channels of water. Strong ones can move up to 8 feet a second.
What do you do if you are caught in a rip current? This Weather Why explains.
Hurricane Matthew will take a northward turn this weekend, which will bring the storm along the Atlantic coast of the United States next week.
Hurricane Matthew will threaten the central and northern Caribbean with flooding rain, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge early next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday night, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Chaba remains on track to become a powerful typhoon and could threaten lives and property across the Ryukyu Islands and mainland Japan next week.
A large chunk of the United Kingdom will catch a break from the recent unsettled weather during the first week of October.
Central and Western NY (1991)
Record cold morning; Buffalo, had 32 degrees, tying the all-time September low. Syracuse dropped to 28 degrees, breaking the old record of 32 set in 1942. Albany hit 28, erasing the 29-degree mark of 1951. Other lows (not official records) included: 21 degrees at Angelica, 22 at Watertown, 24 at Ithaca and 25 at Elmira.
Johnstown, PA (1993)
Light snow in the city did not accumulate but up to 3" accumulated at the airport.
Goldsboro, NC (1999)
30" of rain in September.