Heat to roast Modesto area this week

Bee Staff ReportsMay 12, 2014 


    • Drink plenty of water. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.

    • Save exercise and other strenuous activities for the cooler part of the day.

    • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.

    • Do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.

    • Make sure pets have enough water and shade.

    • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.

    • If someone doesn’t have air conditioning, they should choose places to go to for relief during the warmest part of the day (libraries, theaters, malls).

    Source: National Weather Service, American Red Cross

Here comes the heat again.

After several days of relatively mild temperatures, the thermometer will head toward the century mark later this week, the National Weather Service predicts.

After a high of 92 today, temperatures are expected to creep up through Thursday, when Modesto is expected to hit 97 degrees, forecasters say. Nighttime lows will drop only into the 60s, a good 10 degrees higher than in recent days.

On the bright side, the gusty winds we had over the weekend will die down, with winds under 10 mph predicted through Wednesday.

Toward the end of the week, temperatures are expected to dip again, with highs back into the 80s by the weekend.

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