The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM Tuesday to 9 PM PDT Friday. Forecasters say unusually hot weather is forecast to begin Tuesday and continue through Friday, with widespread record highs on Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday should be the hottest day in this stretch for most spots, and high temperatures will probably be within 5 degrees of the all-time record high.
Heat illnesses are possible with temperatures this hot. People engaged in outdoor activities should have access to plenty of water as well as places to get out of the direct sunlight.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of unusually hot weather will occur, creating a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes.
The heat will also increase wildfire danger. Remember, a burn ban remains in effect.