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Update: Heat Advisories and Warnings This Friday And Saturday

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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Mother Lode and the Mariposa County foothills through 11 PM this evening (Saturday). Additionally, an Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for the Northern San Joaquin Valley until 11 PM tonight (Saturday).

Some cooling is expected today (Saturday) compared to Friday but high heat risk is still expected.

High temperatures in the Mother Lode will range from 96 to 103 degrees. The highs in the Central Valley and the Mariposa County foothills will range from 100 to 106 degrees.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.