A strong region of high pressure will continue to dominate the West. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri tracks who was the hottest Monday & how long 100s will last. Plus, why fire danger will stay elevated this Summer.
An excessive heat warning remained in effect Monday for inland locations away from the inner bay through at least Tuesday, and possibly longer as the long range forecast appears now to be prolonging the heat wave through midweek.
MORE: Excessive Heat Warnings
Warnings were issued for most of the Bay Area, where officials were warning people to drink plenty of fluids and stay out of the sun.
The Bay Area was not alone in terms of heat.
A record-breaking heat wave scorched the Southwest, with temperatures climbing well into the 110s and 120s.
Meteorologists expect that clouds will begin to move in and the weather may cool off just in time for July 4th.