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Sacramento Heatwave: Excessive Heat Warning as Temperatures Soar!

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Brace yourselves, Sacramento! The heat is cranking up again, just as many residents were starting to enjoy a reprieve from the scorching temperatures.

Get ready to sweat it out, because highs are expected to hit 97 degrees on Monday and a scorching 103 degrees on Tuesday. This unwelcome blast of summer has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for the region south of Yuba City, with an even more serious excessive heat warning going into effect north of Yuba City starting Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday night.

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“Temperatures are going to be way hotter than usual for a big chunk of the valley,” says meteorologist Sara Purdue. “North of Yuba City, it could be up to 20 degrees hotter than normal for this time of year!” Yikes!

This heat wave isn’t just about discomfort – it’s a health hazard. Forecasters are particularly concerned about people without air conditioning, as well as pets and livestock. They urge everyone to be heat smart and limit outdoor activities during the peak heat hours of 4 to 7 pm.

Cooling Centers Open Across Sacramento County

If you’re looking for an escape from the inferno, there’s some good news. Sacramento County is opening cooling centers starting Tuesday at four locations. Take advantage of these sanctuaries to beat the heat and stay safe.

One silver lining – this heat wave shouldn’t bring the strong winds that can fan wildfires. “Winds will be pretty calm through the rest of the week,” says Purdue. “There might be some wind over the weekend, but this week should be okay.”

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Thankfully, some relief is on the horizon. Highs are expected to dip back into the upper 80s and low 90s by Thursday. “Things will start to cool down a bit as the Delta breeze reaches the valley,” Purdue explains. “It’ll still be above normal, but at least we won’t be baking in triple-digit heat anymore.”

This is the third heat wave to hit Sacramento in the past two weeks, a sobering reminder that summer is just around the corner (officially arriving on June 20th). So, stay hydrated, crank up the AC if you have it, and don’t forget to check on your heat-sensitive neighbors. We can all get through this scorching stretch together.

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