Temperatures in the triple digits are forecast for much of the week, and an excessive heat watch will remain in effect from Tuesday morning, Aug. 16 through Friday evening, Aug. 19. The watch covers the Sacramento Valley, northern San Joaquin Valley, the adjacent foothills and the eastern Delta, according to a statement issued by the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
Hot conditions are forecast with Valley highs ranging from 100 to 110 degrees and foothill highs 96 to 106 degrees.
Locally, a moderate to high heat risk is expected. Hot temperatures will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Warm overnight lows are expected as well, ranging from 67 to 77 degrees in the Valley and 72 to 82 degrees in the foothills.
Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.