The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for most of the San Francisco Bay Area for Tuesday and Wednesday.
State and local firefighters are on high alert as several grass fires have broken out during this stretch of hot weather.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued its first heat advisory of the year, because temperatures are 15 to 25 degrees above normal across the state this week.
I live in the southwestern section of San Francisco and last week, there was a heat wave—well sort of. Last Tuesday, temperatures reached 109 degrees in some areas around the bay while The City’s Ocean Beach reached a cool 69 degrees.
It’s the first time the reverse 911 system has been activated due to the hot weather.
What makes this current heat wave so uncommon, is the duration. Monday was the fifth-consecutive triple-digit temperature day in the inland Bay Area, away from the water, KPIX 5 chief meteorologist Paul Deanno observed.
Hot and dry conditions are now expected to continue through Thursday in the San Francisco Bay Area, where an excessive heat warning remains in effect through Tuesday night.
A special statement from the National Weather Service indicated the Bay Area will experience hot temperatures until at least 7 p.m. Tuesday, and maybe longer.
There will be few places within the Bay Area to escape the heat this weekend, with temperatures on the rise even along the coast.
The Bay Area and the entire state of California were preparing Thursday for a scorching weekend that could see temperatures hit triple-digit highs in many areas, even above 5,000 feet in the mountains, as a massive heat wave rolls through the West Coast.