Hot weather in the Bay Area breaks heat records and is expected to continue through Thursday, according to weather forecasters.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Weather Service forecasters said that several heat records were broken today, including a new high of 90 degrees in San Francisco. The previous record was 87 degrees in 1927.
Residents in Monterey experienced 89 degrees today, beating the previous record of 87 degrees in 1976. The temperature at Salinas Airport was recorded at 94 degrees today, breaking the previous record of 93 degrees, also in 1976. In Mountain View, a temperature of 91 degrees tied with 91 degrees recorded in 1976, NOAA-NWS forecasters said.
Forecasters say a strong ridge of high pressure combined with light offshore winds will bring very warm and hot conditions through Thursday to the major urban areas from San Francisco to Monterey.
Lows on Tuesday night will remain quite warm, especially above 500 feet, with many lows remaining in the 60s.
In addition to high heat warnings, NOAA-NWS also reports that hazardous beach conditions with enhanced risk of rip currents are expected to develop on Wednesday at Bay Area beaches.
Joan Dentler, Bay City News