SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The National Weather Service’s Sacramento office is warning valley residents of a prolonged heat wave this week that could see temperatures reach 110 degrees in some areas.
Temperatures are expected to be at or above 100 in the Central Valley through next Tuesday. The highest afternoon temperatures are forecast to occur on Friday and Saturday when they will range from 106 to 110 degrees in the northern Sacramento Valley, 103 to 107 degrees in the remainder of the Central Valley, and from the upper 80s to upper 90s in the mountains and foothills.
These temperatures are about 10 to 15 degrees above normal for early August.
Overnight temperatures in the Central Valley and foothills will be in the mid 60s to mid 70s with mountains temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
The hottest temperatures in downtown Sacramento so far this year were 105 on July 11 and July 12. There have been 11 triple-digit days.
According to the National Weather Service, this is shaping up to be the longest stretch of at or above 100-degree days in the region since a 2006 heat event.
Some precautions to take during the extreme heat:
- Drink plenty of water
- Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing
- Avoid strenuous activity during the peak heat of the day
- Never leave kids or pets unattended in a vehicle