sun_tour.jpgBoth the Ex and the Chron are predicting that San Francisco’s weather is going to be hot much of this week. Are you ready for that? I certainly am.

Perhaps the function of a slow news period (clearly, somebody else needs to get called a whore), the news is, nonetheless, news — the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for SF through Wednesday evening. This is no joke — the very young and elderly are at risk during times of hot weather, and do we even have to remind you not to leave old people/kids/pets in the car?

According to the NWS, we can expect highs in the 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday days, with temps dropping into the mid 60s those nights. The cause? They say that “a ridge of high pressure will combine with an offshore flow to bring much above normal temperatures to San Francisco.” Which sounds a bit dirty!

Per the Chron, Wednesday’s also “when the Giants – if they lose to the Braves today – would play a decisive playoff game at AT&T Park.” So it might be a hot time at the ballpark! You have been warned.

While this weather might be a bit unusual, the Ex warns that it’s by no means a record breaker. That honor apparently goes to October 12 1976, which hit 91 degrees.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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