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.
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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