Heat advisory issued as heat wave hits Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The Bay Area is experiencing a heat wave this week with temperatures rising to triple digits.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in place for today and tomorrow. Temperatures are reaching more than 20 degrees above average around the bay.

The North Bay, South Bay and Inland spots will heat up to 100-degrees by this afternoon. A few spots across the East Bay shoreline will on average in the 90s and across San Francisco, highs will reach the mid 90s.

Walnut Creek is expected to be the hottest in the Bay Area with temperature highs said to reach 104 degrees.

San Francisco already hit 70 degrees by 9 a.m., which is unusual for the city.

The heat wave is expected to continue tomorrow, making Tuesday and Wednesday the hottest days of the week.

The weekend should be cooler, but not by much. We forecast temperatures to drop only about 10 to 15 degrees.

For more updates on the the heat wave, stay with KRON 4’s Stromtracker.

Make sure you keep your pets safe from the heat.

Tips include to never leave an animal in a car for any length of time, even if it’s the shade, give them plenty of water and watch for stroke symptoms.

The elderly and young children are also at risk as they are prone to heat illnesses. Make sure you check in on anyone who may be at risk.

If you have to be outside, make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Protect yourself by wearing sunscreen and taking breaks in the shade of in air conditioning. Wearing light weighted and light colored clothing also helps.

No air conditioning? City officials have opened public cooling centers throughout the Bay Area where people can go to cool off.

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