Another round of heat is heat for portions of the Southwest into the weekend. Excessive Heat Alerts are in effect for the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys westward to Big Sur through this weekend. Heat Advisories are in effect each day through the weekend for several interior areas of Central California.
🌡️ Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for inland areas from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. Highs from 95-105 combined with warm overnight lows will impact those sensitive to the heat. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/FKmG0ZYQsK
— NWS Bay Area 🌉 (@NWSBayArea) July 25, 2019
— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) July 26, 2019
A high pressure ridge will build aloft across the West and will stick around into the weekend. This will push high temperatures well into the triple digits in the alert areas.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned rooms, stay out of the sun, and check in on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
This weekend will likely see some of the hottest temperatures so far this summer. Daytime highs will run above normal but since this is climatically the warmest time of year, record high temperatures are not expected. #cawx pic.twitter.com/PzKziXAnwM
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) July 26, 2019
Heat sensitive people will be most prone to suffer from heat illness. Dehydration and prolonged exposure or strenuous physical activity outdoors during the hottest time of the day could lead to heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke. If you have to be outside, wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and wear light colored, loose fitting clothing.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels