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Sweltering Temperatures Blanket Most of Bay Area, Threat of Thunderstorms Possible

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    Sizzling temperatures will return to several locations across the Bay Area Wednesday as the region welcomes an uncommon threat: thunderstorms. Kari Hall and Bob Redell report.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017)

    Sizzling temperatures will return to several locations across the Bay Area Wednesday as the region welcomes an uncommon threat: thunderstorms.

    An area of monsoonal moisture will move into the southern portion of the Bay Area by the end of Wednesday, packing a chance of thunderstorms and dry lightning strikes. The system will also make for above-average humidity.

    Hot temperatures in the inland valleys and locations above 750 feet have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory through 9 p.m. Thursday.

    Livermore on Wednesday is expected to top the charts at 103 degrees, Concord is forecasted to settle around 102 degrees and Antioch should peak around 101 degrees.

    Moving west, Oakland is slated to hover around 80 degrees while San Francisco will max out around 75 degrees.

    Areas in and around San Jose as well as locations in the North Bay will flirt with temperatures in the mid-90s.

    For those looking for heat relief, the coast is the place to be. Half Moon Bay will peak around 66 degrees while Santa Cruz will enjoy temperatures in the high-70s.

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