SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — Several Bay Area cities experienced record- or near-record-breaking high temperatures for a second-straight day Thursday.

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A ridge of high pressure and an offshore flow of air were causing the atmosphere above the region to heat up, according to CBS 5 meteorologist Lawrence Karnow.

The resulting high temperatures broke or tied records in Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Rosa on Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

San Francisco tied its record high of 82 degrees set in 2000; Oakland hit 83 breaking its record also set in 2000 when the temperature reached 80 degrees; and Santa Rosa hit 83 too – tying its record from 2000.

On Wednesday, record highs were reached in six Bay Area cities: Santa Rosa (85), San Rafael (82), Napa (86), San Francisco (82), Oakland (83), and Mountain View (79).

The combination of regional high pressure and offshore wind is not unusual for spring, forecasters said, and this week’s warm conditions were not likely to last.

Temperatures across the Bay Area were forecast to fall into the lower to mid 60s over the weekend.

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Comments (5)
  1. Mario says:

    We have 97° now, almost frying, Honduras.

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