Expected high temperatures in the Valley this week have caused the National Weather Service to issue a special weather statement and hazardous weather outlook warning of triple-digits and elevated fire concerns.
A strong upper level high pressure system will bring hot temperatures to the area through much of the week, reaching 100 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday before dropping slightly to the high 90s through Friday and down to 91 degrees Saturday and 88 degrees Sunday, according to the Weather Service. Today's high was about 100 degrees.
The hot temperatures combined with very low humidities will bring elevated fire weather concerns.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that getting too hot can make people sick and suggests taking the following steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries and deaths during hot weather:
- Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location, as air conditioning is the number one protective factor. If your home doesn't have air conditioning, consider going to a library, shopping center or even a movie theater that does.
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Wear loose, lightweight and light-colored clothing and sunscreen
- Take cool showers or baths to cool down
Also, the CDC website reminds people to check on friends or neighbors and be sure to not leave children or pets in cars.