If you’ve been wondering when the Bay Area was going to feel like summer, you have your answer this weekend. It's a hot one.
A heat wave started rolling into the region Friday, bringing with it the highest temperatures we’ve felt all year. Some parts of the Bay Area reached into the 90-degree range over the next couple days. Oakland broke a record when it hit 90. SFO tied a record when it his 88 degrees.
The winds blowing through the Bay Area will be coming from the north and northeast through Sunday. That dry wind blowing our direction from the Central Valley will bring our humidity levels down to 15 to 20 percent.
Red flag warnings that had been up in the East Bay hills expired at 7 a.m. Sunday.
The combination of heat, low humidity and gusty wind means perfect conditions for wildfires. A Red Flag Warning is in effect along the East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range through Sunday morning and crews will be on alert all weekend. One of the areas fire they'll be monitoring is in the hills near Walnut Creek, where a grass fire broke out Friday afternoon. There were also fires reported in Hayward along 880 and in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Expect mid to upper 80s Bayside and low to mid 90s Inland. Northeast winds will range from 15 to 20 miles per hour with some gusts near 40 miles per hour especially through the Diablo range.
You might find some respite from the sweltering heat along the coast. Although wind from the northeast will blow out any chance of coastal fog formation, highs at the beaches will be in the 70s.
A day at the beach is a good way to chill out but take extreme caution if you dare to take a dip in the ocean. Rescuers and U.S. Park Police will be stepping up patrols along Ocean Beach. Even if the water looks calm, the danger of deadly rip currents is high this time of year.
Remember to drink a lot of water, the effects of dehydration can really be felt by days two and three of heat. Keep your pets hydrated, too.
The wind will switch and come from the northwest by late Tuesday afternoon for some cooling.