Temperatures in the 80s and 90s are expected in the inland Bay and Monterey Bay areas Wednesday, with a gradual warming through next Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday will be the hottest day, with the temperature expected to reach 98 degrees in Livermore and 96 in Fairfield. The peak temperature in King City will be 95 , while Concord will reach a high of 94, according to the weather service.
In response to the expected heat, weather service officials issued a hazardous weather outlook today for inland locations through Tuesday.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest residents stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed during the hot weather.
On average, 675 U.S. residents die each year from extreme heat, according to the CDC.
The elderly, people who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the poor and homeless and people with chronic diseases are most vulnerable.
To stay cool, residents should use air conditioning rather than relying on a fan as the main cooling device or should find an air-conditioned shelter in the area.
CDC officials suggest limiting outdoor activities, wearing loose, lightweight and light-colored clothing and taking cool baths or showers to lower body heat.
To stay hydrated, CDC officials suggest drinking more than the usual amount of fluids other than alcohol and sugary drinks. Residents should drink two to four cups of water each hour if they work or exercise outside.
No information was immediately available on whether local jurisdictions plan to open cooling centers to help residents beat the heat.