Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Local | By Ada Griffith

'Excessive Heat Watch' Issued For The Bay Area This Weekend

'Excessive Heat Watch' Issued For The Bay Area This Weekend

The official excessive heat warning is in effect from noon Sunday to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible", The weather services advises.

It's about to get really hot in the Southwest, and health officials want people to stay alert.

Though the current NWS advisory ends on Sunday, ABC 7 says we might remain hot for a while, as "Looking forward into next week, this heat does not look to break.In fact, some of the hottest air in the United States will be centered over California".

A similar heat advisory in the mountain areas with elevations lower than 5,000 feet, which includes Julian and Pine Valley, will run from 11 a.m. Saturday to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Temperatures in inland San Diego County will begin climbing Friday as a heat wave that could potentially push temperatures in the deserts to around the 120-degree mark in the coming days hits the region. High temperatures in those areas are predicted to reach 92 to 102 degrees over the weekend and 96 to 104 degrees Monday through Wednesday.

Residents in Sacramento can expect highs of 100 degrees Friday, 103 Saturday and 106 both Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

"Low temperatures will only lower to the low to mid 70s", said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service. Locally higher temperatures are possible.

"While it is very important that everyone take special care of themselves, it is equally important that we reach out to those who are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of extreme heat, including children, the elderly, and their pets", Gunzenhauser said.

A heat advisory means people can be affected by the warmer weather if precautions are not taken.

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