Bay Area could see extreme heat this week. Here’s how you can play it cool and stay safe

A midweek heat wave is predicted for the inland Bay Area, and the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management has tips for staying cool in the heat.

Temperatures for interior areas are likely to reach into the mid to upper 90s and even the low 100s for a few hot spots primarily along the Bay Area’s eastern border, closer to the Central Valley, according to the National Weather Service Bay Area.

A heat advisory has been issued for interior portions of Napa, Sonoma, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties on Tuesday, lasting through the day Thursday, the Weather Service said. The advisory will expand Wednesday to Santa Clara, San Benito, and the far eastern portion of Monterey County.

Temperatures should cool down a bit by Thursday, the Weather Service said.

With this in mind, folks affected by the intense heat should stay somewhere cool, drink lots of water, wear light clothing and hats, take a shower and close blinds during the day, according to the Department of Emergency Management.

More tips: avoid being outside between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., don’t engage in strenuous activity and avoid sugar, alcohol, caffeine and high-protein foods, the department said.

Also, drink water and cool down right away if experiencing tiredness, weakness or dizziness, have a headache or muscle cramps or are sweating heavily, the department said.

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