I hope you've enjoyed the warm to somewhat hot weather we experienced yesterday becaus etoday the real heat kicked in. An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING is in effect Sunday through Tuesday for the valley and foothills due to long-lasting, extreme and possible record-breaking heat. This heat will coincide with Memorial Day weekend which is not good.
Sunday highs will be around 100 to 104 degrees with mostly sunny to sunny skies. A ridge of high pressure will build over us as Monday and Tuesday see the strongest heat between 105 and 110 degrees in the valley. This could smash records for several of our valley locations.
If you plan on doing anything outdoors, especially outdoor activities for Memorial Day, just be safe about it. Find shade, bring lots of refreshment (remember alcohol dehydrates the body) and wear sunscreen. Look before you lock your car and make sure the elderly and children are okay because they will be some of the most susceptible to the heat. The heat will be strongest between 10am and 6pm and will last several days.
Wednesday the heat looks to back off away from nearing 110 degrees and back to highs around 103 degrees. This is still strong heat but better than Monday's and Tuesday's highs. This is thanks to a low pressure system swinging in from the north. It will likely bring only a few clouds and some breezy weather Wednesday. This could elevate fire danger concerns for the middle of the week.
Thursday and Friday's tempeatures look to settle between 97 and 102 degrees with sunny skies. No relief from the heat in your 7-day forecast.