The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting an extreme heat wave around the Bay Area and the Central Coast this weekend, with temps soaring into the 100s in inland areas. San Francisco and other cities on the coast are projected to stay in the 80s and low 90s.
Temperatures will likely peak on Monday, with San Francisco getting up to a comparatively cool 81°F. Oakland is projected to hit 92 and San Jose 100. The highest temps are expected in more inland cities such as 109 in Concord, 110 in Livermore, and 113 in Brentwood.
The heat wave has prompted a “High” HeatRisk warning, which is the third of four levels of HeatRisk. This means a “high risk of heat-related illnesses for much of the population” and “little to no relief at night.”
If you’re going to be further inland, be sure to prepare for the heat by drinking lots of water and staying cool. The NWS recommends limiting outdoor activities, seeking air conditioning, drinking plenty of water, and wearing light clothing and a hat. Be sure to help the elderly, kids, and pets stay cool too and be wary of hot cars or direct sunlight.
While we’re at it, this is a good time to enjoy some sunny activities! Check out our list of 10 must-try ice cream shops in San Francisco, and stay cool out there.
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