VIDEO: Bay Area braces for dangerous heat

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Hot weather hitting the Bay Area and is expected to last for several days.

The National Weather Service issued both a heat advisory and warning.

On Friday, temperatures are expected to reach the triple digits. Livermore could see temperatures as high as 115. San Jose is forecast to hit 101 and Santa Rosa should reach 108, according to the National Weather Service.

Daytime highs will range from 110 to 115 across much of the Central Valley.

The heat wave is expected to last through Monday, the National Weather Service says.

Police are warning Bay Area residents of heat-related illnesses for those exposed to extreme weather conditions.

Residents should also be cautious of pets and the elderly.

What’s the difference? Here are definitions for each term, straight from the National Weather Service.

  • Excessive Heat Warning—Take Action! An Excessive Heat Warning is issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions. The general rule of thumb for this Warning is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 105° or higher for at least 2 days and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75°; however, these criteria vary across the country, especially for areas not used to extreme heat conditions. If you don’t take precautions immediately when conditions are extreme, you may become seriously ill or even die.
  • Heat Advisory—Take Action! A Heat Advisory is issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions. The general rule of thumb for this Advisory is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100° or higher for at least 2 days, and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75°; however, these criteria vary across the country, especially for areas that are not used to dangerous heat conditions. Take precautions to avoid heat illness. If you don’t take precautions, you may become seriously ill or even die.

COOLING CENTERS:

Danville Community Center, 420 Front St:  Open 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 

Danville Public Library, 400 Front St:   Open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 1-2, 2017 

Danville Senior Center, 172 E. Prospect Ave: Open 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 

SCHOOLS:

All public schools in Novato get a minimum day Friday because of the heat. Schools will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.

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