It may only be the first week in June, but the Central Valley is about to heat up fast. The National Weather Service is forecasting record-high temperatures by Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be 100 to 108 in the valley and 80s to low 90s in the mountains on Sunday, which is about 15 to 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. Turlock could reach 106 degrees on Sunday, which is 7 degrees above the record high 99 degrees for June 8 from 1990.
Temperatures are forecasted to be slightly cooler on Monday as high pressure weakens, but still in the upper 90s to low 100s.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends keeping body temperatures cool to avoid heat-related illness by staying in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible, not using a fan as a primary cooling device, wearing lightweight and light colored clothing ant taking cool showers or baths.
Because the body loses fluids through sweat, it is easier to become dehydrated during times of extreme heat. The CDC offers the following suggestions to avoid dehydration:
• Drink more water than usual.
• Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink more fluids.
• Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
• Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
• Remind others to drink enough water.