The heat factor here in the Bay Area will peak Thursday on what has been a very hot work week.
A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m for most of the Bay Area.
A high pressure system has strengthened every day of the week, as the warmest stretch of weather so far this year hits the entire region.
Thursday should see temperatures soar into the lower to mid 90s.The peninsula is not immune to the heatwave. Case in point: Menlo Park hit 93 degrees.
AIr quality was also impacted by the heat and the smoke from two North Bay fires.
Several cities broke record highs Thursday including Oakland, Santa Rosa, Napa, Hayward and San Francisco.
- San Jose 93
- Los Gatos 95
- San Martin 96
- Redwood City 94
- Menlo Park 93
- San Francisco 86 -record
- Oakland 91- record
- Fremont 90
- Livermore 92
- Santa Rosa 90 - record
- Napa 89 - record
- Hayward 88 - record
- Concord 95
- Fairfield 98
- Santa Cruz 85
Friday will be another hot day with nothing but clear sunny skies to start the day. Temps will stay in the low 90s inland.
The weekend will see a slight cooling with temperatures falling by 10 to 20 degrees on Sunday.
We actually have a chance of shower activity at the beginning of next week.
The heat has lead to Red Flag fire warnings. Crews were able to hold the line against two wind-whipped wildfires in the North Bay, but one in Tehama County continued to grow.
The Panther Fire north of the town of Butte Meadows had spread to 1,700 acres with no containment by Thursday morning. The fire is burning in a very remote area of brush and timber and is not threatening any homes, said state fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.
A fire in Sonoma County that has burned 125 acres did not grow overnight. Full containment on the Yellow Fire is expected later Thursday, Berlant said. "The continued wind throughout much of the north state is going to help fan these fires," he said. The Silverado Fire in Napa County has also been fully contained.