The first heat wave of the season could bring record-breaking temperatures to Northern California this week and has triggered an excessive heat warning for the Valley, Delta and Foothills that will last until Thursday night.
According to the National Weather Service, the heat wave is caused by a large dome of high pressure that is building up and expanding across the region.
There are several excessive heat warnings and advisories are already in effect across Arizona and Nevada.
Meteorologists are forecasting what they call dangerous heat conditions with afternoon highs of 95 to 100 degrees in the Foothills, 95 to 105 degrees for the Delta and temperatures between 97 to 105 degrees in the Valley.
⚠ An Excessive Heat Warning is now in effect for the Valley, Delta, and foothills through 7 PM Thu. Triple digit temperatures will be commonplace during this period along with little relief expected overnight. The hottest days will be Tue through Thu. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/gPOg9EWO6D— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) May 25, 2020
The Sacramento office for the National Weather Service urges people to take extra precautions including:
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Stay out of the sun
- Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
- Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
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