The National Weather Service in Hanford isn’t mincing words about the weather forecast for the next seven days.
It will be “hot and dusty” with light winds and triple-digit temperatures baking Fresno and other San Joaquin Valley locations.
Today’s high is expected to be 100 degrees, with temperatures rising to 104 degrees on Sunday and Monday.
Fortunately, the overnight lows will be in high 60s and low 70s through Wednesday, July 15.
Stay Safe by Staying Out of Rivers
Residents are cautioned not to seek relief from the heat in local rivers, which are running high with Sierra run-off released from reservoirs.
“As tempting and inviting as area rivers might be to seek cooling relief from hot weather in the days ahead, it`s not advisable,” says the NWS. “The waters in them are relatively cold and carry swift undercurrents, especially now that most reservoirs are releasing larger amounts of water into them. No matter how experienced of a swimmer you are, the strong currents can easily overpower you and carry you into dangerous areas of the river. Don`t risk your safety and end up as the victim of a water rescue or drowning!”