SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A statewide Flex Alert is in place as temperatures spiked across Northern California Wednesday.
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) July 28, 2021
Hot weather is returning to the region and is expected to stick around through Friday. Triple-digit heat is forecasted across the Central Valley, according to the National Weather Service.READ MORE: Sean Murphy's 2 RBIs Lift Oakland To 3-1 Win Over Mariners
In anticipation of the sharp increase in electricity demand from air conditioners, the California Independent System Operator says the Flex Alert will be in effect from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.READ MORE: Leury García Hits Deciding RBI Single In Ninth For White Sox Against Giants
California residents are being urged to try and reduce their electricity use during that time by setting thermostats at 78 degrees or higher and refraining from using major appliances.MORE NEWS: 'It Just Makes Your Heart Melt': Folsom Marine Injured In Kabul Bombing Gets Hero's Welcome Home
Rotating power outages are possible if electricity use exceeds the supply.