Heat Arrives For Extended Stay In Bay Area

Melissa Culross
May 25, 2020 - 2:00 am

    It’s getting hot out there with temperatures around the Bay Area really warming up over the next few days.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Bay Area beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, with an Excessive Heat Warning for counties further inland. The Heat Advisory lasts until 7 p.m. Thursday. While a weak onshore flow could keep temperatures at the immediate coastline relatively mild, the inland areas are a different story.

    "As we head into Tuesday and Wednesday, we could see some of those lower 100s in places like Concord and Livermore and Brentwood, and in some of the interior portions of the valleys in the North Bay, as well," National Weather Service Meteorologist Roger Gass told KCBS Radio.

    Temperatures near the coastline are expected to peak anywhere from the mid-80s to the mid-90s.

    Many people throughout the Bay Area don’t necessarily have air conditioning, which can be a problem during a heat wave.

    "We really are most concerned about those vulnerable populations that don’t have access to cooling. Folks need to remember to stay hydrated, if they are outdoors," Gass said. "And you know, especially given the circumstances we’re in right now, vital impacts are going to be pretty large."

    People may want to head to costal areas to escape the heat, but shelter-in-place orders are still in effect, as are social distancing protocols.