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San Francisco Heat Wave: Bay Area To Hit 104 Degrees This Labor Day Weekend

Written by Vince BielskiPublished Aug. 30, 2022 • 9:01am
From left, Dillon, Aschlyn, Finnley, 3, and Emerson, 1, Wohlgemuth have a picnic at Crissy Field on Friday, June 10, 2022 in San Francisco, Calif. "We live in Sacramento and are escaping the 105 degree weather for 80 degrees. This temperature is great" said Dillon. | Brian Feulner for The Standard

This Labor Day weekend is set to be a scorcher across the San Francisco Bay Area, with baking temperatures smothering the interior region. 

On Monday, the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch from Saturday morning through Tuesday evening, that could cause health issues for some and be life-threatening for others.

In Walnut Creek, the heat wave is expected to produce dangerously hot temperatures of 104 degrees on Monday. San Jose may hit 98. Overnight temperatures will remain elevated.

People stand on an expansive sandbar.
Beach goers enjoy the warm weather at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The Bay Area is set to experience a heat wave over Labor Day weekend. | Juliana Yamada/The Standard

In San Francisco, onshore winds from the Pacific Ocean may provide some relief, with temperatures forecast to climb to the high 70s starting on Saturday and continue to rise through Labor Day on Monday.

The National Weather Service advises that during periods of extreme heat residents stay out of the sun and drink plenty of fluids to avoid heat-related illnesses.

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