Sonora, CA — A heat advisory for the Mother Lode is in effect until 8:00pm.
The National Weather Service is reporting that temperatures will weaken Wednesday; however there is no break from the heat today.
Officials say heat illness is possible and residents should drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check on the elderly.
The death toll from more than a week of searing, triple-digit temperatures in California has climbed to more than three dozen.
Today the heat is also taking its toll on animals. Dairy farmers are dealing with livestock losses numbering in the thousands.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh