SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Central Valley is in the midst of an extended heatwave that delivered record-high temperatures. Triple-digit temperatures will persist next week, even going past the 110-degree mark.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy with a high of 109 and a low of 73.
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with a high of 111 and a low of 72.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny with a high of 105 and a low of 66.
THURSDAY: Sunny with a high of 100 and a low of 64.
FRIDAY: Sunny with a high of 101 and a low of 68.
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy with a high of 103 and a low of 69.
SUNDAY: Sunny with a high of 102 and a low of 68.
Sacramento has a forecasted high of 111 on Tuesday, which would easily top the old record of 107 for that day and is only three degrees below the hottest the city has ever seen. Overnight lows are expected to drop into the mid-70s.
With fewer options to avoid the heat, cities are opening cooling centers are to help the most vulnerable of our population. You can find a list of cooling centers here.
Heat-related illnesses can easily arise in this weather, so it is recommended that you limit your time outdoors. Check on your elderly loved ones, and monitor young children closely.
The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services offers these tips to stay cool:
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Wear lightweight clothing
- Use cool compresses, misting, showers, and baths.
- Drink more water than usual
- Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to hydrate
- Avoid alcohol or liquids containing large amounts of sugar
- Remind others to drink enough water throughout the day
- During the hottest parts of the day, keep physical activities to a minimum, and stay indoors in air-conditioning and out of the sun.
- Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate when appropriate.
- Avoid hot foods and heavy meals—they add heat to the body.
- Eat frozen treats.
- Never leave infants, children, or the frail elderly unattended in a parked car.