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Summer heat staying at a simmer

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While the rest of the nation seemingly is burning up — more than two-thirds of the U.S. is under an extreme-heat warning — Central California has mostly been spared.

The five-day forecast for the area shows temperatures topping out in the mid-90s and, at first glance, that seems pretty hot.

But it’s not nearly as hot as it could be.

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Labor Day 2020: Red Flag Warning, Excessive Heat Warning, Air Quality Alert

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Mother Lode, the Stanislaus National Forest and the Northern San Joaquin Valley from 10 PM this evening through 8 AM Wednesday.

Additionally, a Wind Advisory has been issued for both the Mother Lode and the Sierra Nevada starting at midnight tonight and through 6 PM Tuesday.

Strong high pressure will continue to bring hot and dry conditions across Northern and Central California today. Locally gusty wind will develop this afternoon, becoming widespread tonight and continuing through early Wednesday. Expect winds of 15 to 30 mph in the foothills and the mountains with gusts ranging from 40 to 50 mph. In the Central Valley, winds of 10 to 25 mph are likely with gusts up to 40 mph. The gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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Heat Wave: Local Cooling Centers And Spaces

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As we prepare for a potentially record-setting heat wave in both the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys, cooling centers are opening to help the most vulnerable.

Forecasters are warning that the Central Valley is in for an extended heatwave that could push Sacramento close to its hottest temperature ever. Temperatures are expected to reach into the mid to high 100s through the weekend. An Excessive Heat Watch is set to go into effect on Friday.

We checked in with several counties, including Stanislaus, where cooling centers in Ceres, Modesto and several other areas are open.

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Broiling temperatures in L.A. County, Inland Empire expected to last through Monday

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Searing temperatures in inland areas of Southern California are expected to last through Monday, extending the suffering for vulnerable and unhoused people across the region who have nowhere to escape the heat.

“It’s been a miserable week,” said Paul Read, co-founder of the homeless services provider Passion, which does outreach in the San Fernando Valley. “People don’t want to go out in the heat. They’re getting dehydrated.”

Temperatures have hit triple digits in the Antelope Valley cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, as well as in parts of Riverside County, where the Apple fire has burned more than 4,100 acres. The broiling weather is expected to continue through Sunday, easing slightly on Monday and cooling later in the week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Lisa Phillips.

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Get ready, Stanislaus County. At least 6 days of triple-digit heat expected this week

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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive-heat watch for all across Stanislaus County for Monday through Saturday because of triple-digit heat and warm nights.

“Moderate to very high heat risk is expected during this time frame, which means there’s an increased risk for heat-related illness,” the Sacramento office of the weather service said in a news release Sunday. “... Overnight low temperatures are forecast to be in the 60s and 70s, which means some areas could see poor overnight relief.”

The forecast for Modesto, which is very similar to those of other local communities, is for highs near 100 degrees Monday, and 101 Tuesday through Saturday. Overnight lows are expected to be 69 or 70 degrees.

The West Side of the county is expected to get the highest highs of the week, reaching near 102 in Patterson on Wednesday and again on Saturday.

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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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