New heat wave on the forecast across the Valley

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The National Weather Service office in Hanford says the average number of days Fresno reaches 100 degrees or higher is 36 days, and we've already reached our 15th day this year. (KFSN)

Another long stretch of triple digit temperatures is expected here in the Valley.

People in Hanford are finding ways to stay out of the heat as temperatures climb back up into the 100s.

"The temperatures are really hot for me, but it's a must. You just have to stop here," Alice Whitelock said outside a Hanford ice cream shop.

Scores lined up outside the door of Superior Dairy Ice Cream to get a scoop and stay out of the sun. The hot weather hot spot even had people taking the train in from Fresno and a Madera All-Star baseball team after a tournament also came.

"It's just a nice way to cool down after a game," Andrew Mares with the team said.

But this heat wave isn't showing signs of a break anytime soon, and these triple digits could be staying throughout the rest of next week.

"It's scorching hot," resident Kirk Williams said. "I try to find somewhere to stay cool. I go to the library or go to a restaurant eat or eat a smoothie."

The National Weather Service office in Hanford says the average number of days Fresno reaches 100 degrees or higher is 36 days. We have already reached our 15th day this year.

"We're probably if we continue this trend, this pattern, we're probably going to be ending up above average with the number of triple digit days in Fresno," meteorologist Kevin Durfee said.

They say normally this time of year, our average temperatures are usually in the high 90s, but we may not see those numbers back for a while. Meteorologists say a strong ridge of high pressure is parked right over us bringing in this high heat, which they don't see budging soon

"It's going to take a really strong cold front or system coming in from the Pacific to knock that ridge out, and, right now, we don't see that happening for at least the next 10 days," Durfee said.

While we remain in this excessive heat warning through Sunday night, the National Weather Service says it's important to remember keeping hydrated and not doing any strenuous activities outdoors.

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