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Temperatures varied from 106 to 112 degrees on Sunday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, previous records set in Fresno, Hanford, Merced and Madera were broken.
Record breaking heat impacted most of Central California earlier today (8/16/20). These four locations set daily records for maximum temperatures ever measured on August 16th. Near record heat is expected in Central California Monday. The Excessive Heat Warning persists. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/kNdhV4kPrK— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) August 17, 2020
Highs in the Central Valley could break some records once again with the triple-digits moving in on Monday.
We will continue to see the Excessive Heat Warning through Thursday, ABC30 Meteorologist Madeline Evans says.
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Cloud cover and moisture continue to stream in from a leftover tropical system, and Monday, the Valley will see some clouds with higher humidity.
There will be another chance for strong thunderstorms over the Sierra Nevada and parts of the foothills.
High temperatures this afternoon in Fresno and Bakersfield should fall just short of tying the daily records for maximum temperatures ever measured in Fresno and Bakersfield on August 17th. An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for most of Central California. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/1oaLxNPOl1— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) August 17, 2020
There is not much relief in sight for the next seven days with temperature highs in the triple-digits every day. The Climate Prediction Center believes this trend will continue through August.