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Update: August Begins With A Local Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Mother Lode, the Sierra Nevada and the Northern San Joaquin Valley from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM Thursday.

Widespread triple digit temperatures are expected across the Central Valley and surrounding terrain Monday through Thursday. The peak heat is expected Tuesday and Wednesday. This will increase the risk for heat related illnesses for the general population, especially for sensitive groups and people without access to air-conditioning.

Heat stress is also possible for livestock.

The high temperatures will range from 98 to 108 degrees at elevations below 6,000 feet. Overnight lows will range from the low sixties to mid seventies.

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.