Heatwave alert: Expect the hottest day in California this week
If your comfy knits and sweaters were all out as the weather transitions to fall, you better not be in SoCal as a heatwave is expected to hit California this week.
A few days ago, California was showered with some much-needed rain (with the presence of snow dust on some higher altitudes), but the region is now heading for days of scorching heat, as confirmed by the National Weather Service.
Have your shades and sunscreens on hand, as NWS said that Thursday and Friday are going to be the hottest days of the week. Temperatures on these days will range from 92 degrees Celsius to triple-digit heat in the inland area, while the coastal region will experience 70 to 80 degrees Celsius.
Here’s a look at forecast high temperatures for #Tuesday:
– The Eastern 2/3 of the U.S. will be warm with record highs possible in the Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes and Northeast
– The West will remain cool, chilly and well below normal with temperatures pic.twitter.com/zodjd0VwEC
— National Weather Service (@NWS) October 2, 2023
If you’re from the Bay Area, you’re not exempted from the hot days ahead. A gradual temperature increase through Thursday until the weekend will keep the area hot, with temperatures expected to rise to almost 80 degrees Celsius in the heartland.
Unfortunately, nighttime won’t be much of a relief with the temperatures just lowering to the mid-60 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday nights. There’s no escaping the heat even for Half Moon Bay, one of the cooler regions in California. Though its temperature hasn’t reached 75 degrees the whole year, it’s expected to hit over 70 degrees on Thursday.
Another California heat wave is about to hit the Bay Area, and anyone’s health can be at risk when the weather warms up.
Here are the safety tips everyone should know:https://t.co/YBusJUkpma
— KQED Science (@KQEDscience) October 3, 2023
The only silver lining is that California isn’t breaking records with these temperatures. October heatwaves are normal as records show that it’s this time of the year when temperatures usually rise up to 90 degrees on the coast and 100 degrees inland.
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However, for San Francisco and Oakland, which have been oddly cool this summer, this week’s forecast promises slivers of sweat. For every extreme weather condition like this California heatwave, there are safety precautions to take to stay safe—hydrate and take cover.
If you’re expecting the following week to be cooler, the Climate Prediction Center confirmed there’s a 60 to 70 percent chance of above-normal temperatures in Northern and Central California from Oct. 8 to 14.