Record Heat on Way to Bay Area

Are you ready for a heat wave?

By Anthony Slaughter
|  Sunday, Apr 21, 2013  |  Updated 8:20 PM PDT
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Daytime highs will soar today! Expect mid to upper 80s in our interior valleys with coastal locations even warming into the 70s & 80s.

Daytime highs will soar today! Expect mid to upper 80s in our interior valleys with coastal locations even warming into the 70s & 80s.

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Spectacular Saturday Sunshine

A large area of high pressure will leave for sunny skies for Saturday and summer - like conditions with highs near 80. This trend of warm summer - like sunshine will continue through the weekend, into the first half of the upcoming week.
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The calendar says spring, but the Bay Area ha a summerlike feel this weekend, with a bonafide heatwave in the forecast.

An area of high pressure is responsible for the major warming.

Sunny clear skies will allow the region to heat up a bit each day.

 In fact, record heat is expected Monday and Tuesday with a few Inland valleys reaching 90 degrees.

Sunday: A very warm day. Inland: mid 80s, Bayside near 80, & at the Coast: near 70.

Hot spots:

  • WalnutCreek 88
  • Gilroy 88
  • Livermore 87
  • Napa 86
  • SanJose 84
  • Oakland 81

Monday: The heat is expected to peak today with Inland valleys near 90, Bayside near 80, and at the Coast: mid 70s.

Ahead: High pressure will begin to break down through the week, allowing for the return of the cool ocean breeze by Thursday. Temps will cool by about 10 - 15 degrees by the end of the work week.

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