The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY (temperatures up to 94-102 expected) from 11:00 AM Wednesday to 11:00 AM Thursday. This is immediately followed by an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING (dangerously hot conditions with temperatures from 98 to 108 expected) from 11:00 AM Thursday to 9:00 PM on Friday for the East Bay.
Additionally, overnight temperatures will only cool into the 70s if not lower 80s in the hills, ridges, and peaks.
Temperatures will increase on Wednesday, with the hottest day of the week on Thursday. While temperatures reduce on Friday, they will still be hot.
Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
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.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.