Summer officially began early Tuesday morning, June 21, and the arrival of summer brings with it a heat advisory for the region.
The heat advisory remains in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 21 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 22.
Weather forecasters are predicting extremely hot temperatures with highs 100 to 109 in the Valley, 95 to 103 in the foothills. Overnight lows will drop to 64 to 74 in the Valley, 68 to 80 in the foothills.
The National Weather Service has issued the heat advisory for the Sacramento Valley, Northern San Joaquin Valley, Carquinez Strait and Delta, and adjacent foothills.
The hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur. There is widespread moderate, locally high, heat risk expected in the Central Valley; and moderate to high heat risk in the foothills.
The hottest day will be Tuesday for the Delta, northern San Joaquin Valley and southern Sacramento Valley. Hottest day will be Wednesday for the northern half of the Sacramento Valley and foothills.
Residents are reminded 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.