Brief heat wave greets summer in The City 

A typical San Francisco summer filled with fog and wind is just around the corner, so get out this week and enjoy the sunshine for a few days of abnormally warm temperatures and bright blue skies.

It won’t last long. “Typical” summer will return to San Francisco when the fog is expected to roll in Thursday. Until then, though, The City will reach as high as 80 degrees, with clear skies.

The warming trend is just in time for Tuesday, the official first day of summer.

According to the National Weather Service, San Francisco will see higher-than-normal temperatures, reaching 80 degrees through Wednesday. Temperatures will drop again as we reach the weekend.

“After Wednesday, and into the weekend, we’ll be at or below normal temperatures,” said Weather Service meteorologist Chris Stumpf.

Average temperature at this time of year hovers around 70 degrees, Stumpf said. Because the fog is staying off the coast, San Francisco will be able to enjoy at least three days of sunny skies and warm temperatures, before the fog returns at the end of the week.

On Sunday, San Francisco reached 76 degrees, with cloudless skies.

Winds will remain mild today, Tuesday and Wednesday, with breezes reaching 10 mph. Overnight lows will be in the mid-50s most of the week.

Another warming trend is not expected for some time, Stumpf said.

“Enjoy the next three or four days while you can before typical summer fog returns,” he said.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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