Another day of excessive heat, temps could easily break records set in 1950

If you were hoping for relief from the searing hot temperatures, you won't find it on Thursday, especially if you live and work in Livermore, Santa Rosa or Walnut Creek.

That's because there is another excessive heat warning for the North Bay, the inland parts of the East Bay and the Santa Clara Valley -- a repeat of the National Weather Service warning issued for Wednesday. There is also another Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday. 

Santa Rosa is likely to reach 100 degrees on Thursday, a record set in 1950, according to KTVU meteorologist Mark Tamayo. Livermore reached 108 degrees in 1967 and Tamayo said it's likely that it reaches at least 105 there today.

The mercury hit 96 in San Jose in 1960, and reaching that or surpassing that on Thursday is also a strong possibility, Tamayo said. 

Cooling centers in the Bay Area

Cooling centers have been set up throughout the Bay Area and stores say they are selling a lot of air conditioners and kiddie pools for children and pets.

Temps should cool down a bit by Friday, at least to the upper 90s, Tamayo said. The weekend forecast looks even better: 60s at the coast and upper 80s inland.