Dangerous heat is forecast for the region from Friday, Aug. 14 through Wednesday, Aug. 19.
This extreme heat event will impact the region from Friday through Wednesday and has increasing potential to continue beyond Wednesday, said officials with the National Weather Service. High temperatures will be around 10 to 20 degrees above normal with highs from 102 to 110 across the Valley and 95 to 106 across the foothills. There will be very little to no overnight relief with minimum temperatures in the 70s to 80s across the area. Significant heat impacts are expected for the general public, especially for those sensitive to the heat, pets, and livestock.
Expect dangerously hot conditions for the next several days in the Central Valley, Delta, foothills, and mountains southwest of Shasta County to western Colusa County.
The extreme and prolonged heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Officials also noted that local rivers and streams continue to run fast. Water safety, including wearing a life jacket, should be practiced when on and near the water.
Residents are advised to 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 heat stroke. 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.