The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for what is forecast to be a one-day heat wave that will bring sweltering temperatures to the Bay Area’s inland areas.
Starting Tuesday and tapering off Wednesday, temperatures as high as 106 to 107 degrees will blanket inland areas, primarily in the East and North Bay regions.
“It looks like tomorrow will be the warmest day we’re expecting,” NWS Meteorologist Sarah McCorkle said Monday.
The heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. To 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Places like Discovery Bay, Antioch and Brentwood will likely experience the highest temperatures, but even areas like Central Contra Costa County will be affected, with Concord possibly topping out at 104 degrees, McCorkle said.
“Wednesday will still be toasty but it’s starting to cool down a little bit,” McCorkle said. “The weekend will be nice. It will be cool.”
During heat advisories, people are warned against staying outdoors too long and are advised to drink plenty of water, seek shade and cool off in air conditioned rooms, if possible.
The heat is being pushed into the region by a high-pressure system that has been stalled out over the U.S. Southwest for most of the summer and is now inching its way westward, McCorkle said.