SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — Public health officials are urging residents to stay hydrated, find shade, and take breaks to avoid heat exhaustion as temperatures soar across much of central and northern California.
San Francisco could see temperatures in the 80s while inland areas, including the Sacramento area, could see temperatures well over 100 on Monday as a high pressure system builds Sunday to Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. In Sacramento, temperatures could reach as high as 108 come Memorial Day.READ MORE: Butte County Tree Trimmer Ryan Blinston Found Guilty In Deadly Throat-Slashings
“Heat Risk concerns are not just in the Bay Area, but a large portion of Northern California and the Central Valley,” the NWS Bay Area tweeted Sunday.
Over 9 million people are under a heat advisory or excessive heat warning.READ MORE: Sacramento Has First 100-Degree Heat Day Of The Year
With the soaring temperatures comes an increased risk of wildfires in the state where vegetation is extremely dry after a winter and spring with relatively little rain and snow.
California’s power grid operator said Saturday it’s not anticipating energy supply outages during the heatwave.
There’s enough electricity to serve the expected spike in demand, California Independent System Operator said in a statement, but it will monitor the grid closely in case it needs to call on the public to conserve.MORE NEWS: Athletics Blown Out By Twins 14-4
ISO has said the state is better prepared to avoid last summer’s rotating blackouts.