* Record high temperatures are likely inland climbing to around 100F Tuesday, then heating up to 103-108F Wednesday and Thursday with heat possibly continuing into Friday. Low temperatures are expected to remain warm dropping only into the mid-60s to lower-70s.
* Central Coast highs are more uncertain, but likely reaching 80F or so on Wednesday.
* Temperatures will warm each day beginning on Monday with significant heat by Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be the hottest days with record setting temperatures and poor nighttime recovery. There is uncertainty about Friday which could be another record setting heat day.
* There’ll be a high risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke for people without access to air conditioning. People over 50, people without access to air conditioning and anyone engaged in prolonged outdoor activities will be particularly vulnerable during this heat episode. Local power demand is expected to be at high levels.
* An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous 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.