Things will be cooling off today, compared to Monday and Tuesday ... but don’t get your hopes up too much ... it won’t cool off a whole lot.
Brendon Rubin-Oster, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento, said the two hottest days in the recent heat wave have passed and slightly cooler days are ahead.
“While temps heading the rest of the week and the weekend will be cooling, it will still be hotter than usual for this time of year,” he said. “It’ll be about 5-10 degrees hotter than average for this time of year.”
He said temperatures over the last couple of days hovered between 100-104 degrees in the valley and were in the 90s up in the foothills.
“We’ve been within the few degrees of breaking temperature records around the area,” he said. “We had a cool May and then the furnace turned on around Memorial Day so it feels like we’re instantly in summer.”
He suggested people use sunscreen and other forms of protection who have to be outside.
“Definitely, crank out the sunscreen as the UV levels have been high,” Rubin-Oster said. “Sunscreen, hats, clothing and sunglass are all a good idea.”