SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Forecasted temperatures approaching 100 degrees in the Bay Area on Thursday and Friday have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for the region.

The advisory for the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay areas takes effect Thursday at about noon and lasts until Friday evening but may be extended into Saturday.

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Temperatures are expected to be highest on Friday, with coastal areas climbing to the mid- to high-80s and potentially reaching the mid-90s in Santa Cruz, weather service forecasters said.

 

 

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Inland areas are expected to get even hotter, with temperatures in cities like Concord, Livermore and San Jose expected to approach 100 degrees Friday afternoon. The city of San Ramon announced Wednesday a number of cooling centers would be open to the public. 

Thursday’s temperatures are expected to reach the mid-80s in coastal areas and the mid-90s in inland areas. Saturday is expected to see some cooling, with temperatures similar to Thursday’s.

The hot weather, dry air and light winds could pose a potential fire danger, forecasters said.

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