Dangerous heat moves into Central California Thursday, Excessive Heat Warning issued

ABC30 Meteorologist Madeline Evans says a strong high pressure system will pull dangerous heat into the Central Valley.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Dangerous heat moves into Central California on Thursday, bringing another long stretch of triple-digit temperatures again in what has already been a hot summer.

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ABC30 Meteorologist Madeline Evans says a strong high pressure system will pull dangerous heat into the Central Valley by this weekend.

Temperatures will break past 105 degrees for several areas on Thursday. Those hot temperatures will continue to rise through the weekend, with Sunday forecasted to hit 112 degrees in Fresno.

An Excessive Heat Warning was issued through at least Monday for high temperatures ranging from 106 to 113.

An Accuweather Alert has also been issued starting Thursday. The excessive heat means concerns for high fire danger, stress on our power grid and heat-related illnesses, Evans said.

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The NWS reminded residents to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and avoid prolonged times outdoors during the heat wave.

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