Heat wave hits Turlock

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While summer is still a month away, its triple-digit heat has already arrived.

The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for parts of Northern California this week — including the Turlock area — which went into effect at 11 a.m. Monday and will last through 7 p.m. Thursday. Daytime highs have been in the triple figures this week, with temperatures expected to reach 107 on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Noted by the NWS as the first significant heat wave of the year, overnight temperatures have also remained warm and will continue to offer little relief from the high temperatures for the remainder of the week. A large dome of high pressure that is building up and expanding across the state caused the heat wave, according to NWS.

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