Some more “shorts weather” will be welcomed in Thursday and is expected to last through Friday, but the National Weather Service is warning of an Excessive Heat Watch and high wildfire risk in parts of the East Bay And Marin County.
That smattering of rain and chilliness we experienced last weekend may seem like a million years ago by this time Thursday afternoon. KPIX reports that a heatwave is expected to roll in Thursday, and while it will likely only be a two-day blip, we are already seeing the National Weather Service issuing an Excessive Heat Watch for large swaths of the East Bay, much of Santa Clara County, and the eastern sections of Marin County.
Inland warming trend is still on track. Temperatures near normal Weds then start to heat up Thursday and peak on Friday. Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for most inland areas Friday 11 am through Friday night.https://t.co/7IEHlbj5uo pic.twitter.com/G2OZpddUcJ— NWS Bay Area 🌉 (@NWSBayArea) June 7, 2022
If you live in an area depicted in red on the above map, expect temperatures in the 90s and 100s to start kicking in Thursday, and lasting into Friday night. San Francisco will typically be spared the extreme heat, and temperatures here will merely peak in the low 80s on Friday. But Friday will be the brunt of it, particularly in the East Bay and South Bay, and with that comes some danger.
Enjoy today it is the last comfortably warm day we have this week. Summer heat arrives tomorrow and temps soar Friday ushering in an Excessive Heat Watch🥵 pic.twitter.com/r5U862k5pH— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) June 8,
"Given the warm start to the day and hot temperatures across the interior on Friday, an excessive heat watch remains in effect from 11 a.m.to 10 p.m. for all interior areas away from the coast/bays as well as the Santa Cruz Mountains," the National Weather Service said in a statement. "Warm temperatures are likely to persist in the hills Friday night as the air mass aloft cools only slightly. However, cooler daytime temperatures are likely on Saturday as onshore flow begins to increase."
Per KPIX, the Excessive Heat Watch “covers the interior valleys and mountains of the North Bay and East Bay, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara Valley from San Jose to the eastern Santa Clara hills, the mountains of San Benito County and interior Monterey County.”
The National Weather Service has issued some perfunctory guidance like drinking plenty of fluids, staying out of the sun, and checking on your pets and neighbors. But wildfires are the real risk factor here, and there’s not much we can do in that department except hope for the best, and be prepared for the worst.
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