SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — It feels like summer in the Bay Area as temperatures soar into the 90s on Wednesday.
A high-pressure system over Nevada was expected to bring record or near-record high temperatures to parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, National Weather Service officials said.
The high temperatures may challenge some records. Expect to see low 80s at the coast, upper 80s by the bay, and 90s inland.
Wednesday’s hot weather is the hottest day of the year so far in the Bay Area.
The high temperatures are expected in the North Bay valleys, coast and mountains, the San Francisco shoreline and Peninsula coast and the shoreline along Monterey Bay and Big Sur, as well as the East Bay valleys and hills, Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley, including San Jose.
But the heat wave won’t last long. Dramatic cooling is expected Thursday and Friday with a chance of showers by Thursday night and into the weekend.
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“It’s only going to be one day,” forecaster Steve Anderson said.
At 10:15 a.m., it was already 80 in Half Moon Bay and at Stinson Beach in Marin County. In Santa Cruz, it was 78 degrees, Anderson said.
“There’ll be a handful of places out there that will see record-breaking temperatures,” Anderson said.
In Oakland, the temperature is expected to reach 92 degrees, which would break a record of 86 set on today’s date in 1989. In Livermore, the temperature is expected to reach 90 degrees, one degree higher than the record set in 1939.
The temperature at the San Francisco International Airport is forecast to tie the record of 89 degrees set in 1989.
The temperature in Mountain View and Gilroy is forecast to reach 92 degrees.
A lot of students are on spring break and families are taking advantage of their time off to enjoy the heat.
Anderson said neighbors should look after people who are elderly and people without air conditioning.
Also, residents should be particularly careful about leaving small children and pets in vehicles where the temperature can quickly rise to dangerous or deadly levels.
KRON 4’s Will Tran spend the morning at Don Castro Regional Recreation Area in Hayward where temperatures are expected to climb into the high 80’s.
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