OAKLAND, Calif. - The Bay Area is preparing for an extended heatwave that is expecting to bring triple digits to inland areas.
An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area for inland areas and the Santa Clara Valley. Places like Lake Berryessa, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, San Jose and Gilroy are expected to see triple digits and some areas could hit 110 degrees.
“We're not used to this type of heat on this prolonged stretch,” Brian Garcia, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist, said. “Typically people can handle like a day or two of this, but then two days, three days, four days of this bombardment of continual heat, it really breaks you down.”
Garcia encouraged people to stay hydrated, seek shade, and check on the elderly and young children.
Santa Clara County has opened up cooling centers for its residents. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced.
Cooling centers will be open in parts of the Bay Area. Click here to see when and where they will be open.