SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A heat wave expected to kick in late Monday morning for the Bay Area will linger through Thursday night, with record-setting temperatures possible, forecasters said.
The heat is expected to peak on Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the region and areas of the Central Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
A heat advisory has been issued for interior areas, which will see temperatures ranging from the 90s to 104 on the hottest days. Shoreline areas and the Santa Cruz County coast could warm to the upper 80s and lower 90s, forecasters said.
Downtown San Francisco can expect temperatures in the lower 80s while oceanfront areas will peak in the mid 70s. Other coastal areas should remain relatively mild, in the 70s to about 80 degrees, compared to inland areas.
Overnight lows will range from the upper 50s to mid 60s, which may limit the amount of typical overnight relief from the heat, the weather service said.
Among the hottest places in the Bay Area Monday was the Tri-Valley area. On this Memorial Day, Slurpees and ice cream were the hot orders of the day, especially at the Meadowlark Dairy in Pleasanton where employees made car side deliveries wearing masks and gloves .
But for those who are working and serving food outside today the masks are a tad uncomfortable.
“You start sweating and you get rashes on your face from these horrible things,” said Livermore waitress Joan Record. “You gotta do it though.“
During this holiday heat wave, other hot spots like the Livermore Fountain were dry. Shadow Cliffs beach area was closed due to COVID-19 and no public pools were open.
You’re in luck if there’s one in your own backyard, and if you’re in the pool business like Denny Williams with Pool Professionals, business is, “40 to 50 percent busier than the year before, probably.” said Williams.
It seems during a recession pools are the first to go, but during a pandemic, Williams says business couldn’t be hotter. “It appears as though with the virus situation people are tending to focus more on their backyards than worried about vacations and stuff.
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Juliette Goodrich and Bay City News Service contributed to this report.