Bay Area Temperatures To Keep Rising; Cool-Off Expected After Independence Day

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Don't put away those shorts and tank tops quite yet. The National Weather Service is advising Bay Area residents that the hottest day of this heat wave will be Tuesday.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the region today through 7 p.m. Wednesday, with inland temperatures expected to hit between 100 and 110 today and Tuesday, hydrologist Mark Strudley said.

Livermore will be one of the hottest spots in Bay Area, but parts of the South Bay including Gilroy and San Jose are also poised to reach the triple digits, Strudley said.

Hot zones will also include other cities in the East Bay, such as Richmond, as well as much of Napa and Sonoma counties.

Those wishing to escape the scorching heat may want to head to the beach. Strudley said there will be "cooler areas as you get closer to the coast."

A regional cool-off is not expected until Friday, meaning the Fourth of July holiday will still be toasty. "Stay hydrated!" Strudley reminded residents.

He said the good news is that fog is unlikely to obstruct views of fireworks shows. There was some marine layer seen along the coast Sunday night but fog is likely to be minimal the rest of the week, Strudley said.

Local emergency responders have reminded beachgoers to use caution around the water, especially after two women drowned in the ocean north of Santa Cruz on Sunday.


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