Jun 26, 2013 1:00 PM by Dave Hovde
A major heat wave for interior areas is developing, already today inland areas have potential to see highs in the mid 90s and it only gets warmer into the weekend. 100-110 readings are likely not just into but potentially thru much of next week for the inland valleys.
A large upper level high pressure system will build into the region through the weekend then linger into next week. Warming will occur each day through Saturday then temperatures will remain well above normal across much of the region through at least Tuesday with record or near record high temperatures possible.
Closer to the coast the forecast gets tricky. The marine layer gets shrunk in this kind of weather scenario but doesn't entirely disappear. So at first beache temps stay in the 70s to about 80 to close the week with mid 80s possible this weekend. Coastal valleys also get blended influence with highs near 80 today but upper 80s to close the week with low to mid 90s for the weekend. If winds become more N or NE those predictions could climb even higher.
People should make plans now on how to deal with the heat by avoiding exposure to it at the peaks, by also considering the young and elderly and animals, by having ample water supply and checking cooling systems.
Stay with KSBY for the latest on the developing heat wave.
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