San Diego County continued to swelter, melt and burn Saturday with record-breaking heat for the second day.
Areas with record highs for July 7:
At the same time, clouds piled up across East County and let loose with some scattered sprinkles and rain. Palomar Observatory recorded 0.56 of an inch of rain. Alpine, where a 500-acre fire continues to smolder, saw 0.14 of an inch and Pine Valley, 0.04.
Lyons Peak got a smattering 0.03 of an inch of rain and Harbison Canyon 0.01.
The National Weather Service calls for a slight cooling, with sea breezes on Monday and a fair chance of rain by Tuesday and Wednesday.
Even so, the county forecast for the next several days can be summarized in three words: hot, humid, cloudy.
Coastal areas will hit about 85 on Sunday and inland valleys about 97. Mountain temperatures will reach 90, and the desert 112. All areas will be a few degrees cooler each day through the week.
The following week should see a return to average July temperatures, the weather service said.