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    ​Strong temperature inversion leads to misty conditions along San Diego coastal areas

    By Megan Healy,


    SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — While inland areas were feeling a bit of a warmup Tuesday, closer to the coast, you’ll run into a thick marine layer and drizzle.

    Warm, dry air over a cool Pacific Ocean is creating what’s called a temperature inversion. In this case, more condensation is happening than evaporation which is why we get the very present marine layer this time of year along with some mist.

    It’s struggling to clear along the beach communities, thus keeping these areas and a few western alleys a few degrees cooler than seasonal averages.

    However, mountains and deserts will warm up a few degrees Wednesday.

    Daytime highs will stay pretty stagnant at the coast Wednesday and beyond with upper 60s to low 70s at the beach.

    Inland valleys are warming up to the low 80s Wednesday with mountains topping out in the mid 80s and near 105 degrees for the deserts.

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