An excessive heat warning will continue in the Modesto area through the Fourth of July.
The National Weather Service issued the message early this morning as today's high temperature is expected to reach 103 degrees. The forecast high for the Thursday is a high of 105.
Tuesday's high temperature in downtown Modesto reached 106, according to the Modesto Irrigation District.
Slighter cooler temperatures are expected today. At 7 a.m., the temperature was 70 degrees, 10 degrees lower than the same time on Tuesday, the MID reported.
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An excesive heat warning means extra precautions should be taken if you work or spend time outside, the weather service said.
Drink plenty of water, dress is lightweight or loose-fit clothing and reschedule strenuous activity to the early morning or evening. Remember that the elderly, children and pets are especially vulnerable during these times.
By Friday and throughout the weekend, high temperatures are expected to fall into the mid-90s.
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