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.
The weather is heating up in the Bay Area this Earth Day, and decades-old high-temperature records could be shattered Monday, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
State workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a farm supervisor who died after passing out on a Salinas Valley farm.
Hot and dry weather was forecast for much of the San Francisco Bay Area and Monterey Bay area through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The “Walker” and “Wye” fires have burned 7,934 acres since they started around 4 p.m. Sunday. Full containment is expected by Monday.
Hundreds of evacuees have been allowed to return home as crews are continuing to make progress against a Lake County wildfire that has now grown to about 5 square miles.
With more hot temperatures expected Tuesday, a statewide Flex Alert is in effect, and residents are being urged to cut back on energy use during peak daytime hours, a California Independent System Operator spokeswoman said.
Temperatures were expected to approach 100 degrees in inland parts of the Bay Area this week, according to the National Weather Service.
San Jose’s Alum Rock Park is closed on Tuesday due to high fire danger, a result of hot and dry conditions in the area.