Heat alert in Oklahoma City, temperatures in upper 90s Friday

Angie Massey
June 17, 2017

Mid-90s daytime high temperatures were expected on Monday, before seeing the mercury ramp back to, or above, the 100-degree mark beginning on Tuesday.

Vallejo's projected high Friday is 85 degrees, dipping to 81 Saturday before jumping to 88 Sunday and then dropping to 80 Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will stay roughly the same at least for the next six days.

The heat warning extends from noon Saturday through 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Heat advisories and warnings, in addition to raising public awareness, alert hospitals and officials to prepare and respond to an increase in emergency calls, and activate programs to check on elderly and the home-bound, according to the weather service.

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Temperatures approaching 100 degrees and above are predicted for Napa Valley this weekend, with only a slight lessening going into next week.

Authorities also warned against leaving children or pets in parked cars, which can heat up to lethal levels in just minutes.

Officials at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, meanwhile, said that ozone, a lung-damaging component of smog, would reach particularly unhealthy levels in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, Inland Empire and the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains.

The state says these workers must be monitored carefully for signs of heat illness and should, if possible, be allowed to begin work earlier in the day when the temperature is lower or gradually work up to a full schedule.

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