As you start the month of June it's going to heat up in Northern California. Expect above normal temperatures Tuesday through Thursday, and the high temperatures will create a heat risk for people living in the Valley and foothills. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say you won't get much relief overnight, as low temperatures will be in the upper 60s to low 70s.
Experts warn that prolonged exposure to higher temperatures can lead to heat related illnesses like heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke.
Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness and it can be fatal. The Centers for Disease Control says it happens when your body's temperature rises rapidly, you stop sweating, and you're unable to cool down. When heat stroke occurs, the body temperature can rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes.
HEAT STROKE SYMPTOMS
- Confusion, altered mental status, slurred speech
- Loss of consciousness (coma)
- Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating
- Very high body temperature
- Fatal if treatment delayed
It's advised that you drink plenty of water, especially if you're involved in strenuous outdoor activities, take breaks if you're working or playing outside, and find shady spots to rest.
It's also recommended that you check on the elderly, young children, and those with medical conditions which might make them more susceptible to the heat.
The good news is that there's a slight chance of isolated afternoon mountain showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday south of Highway 50. The forecasters are also calling for cooler weather by the weekend with a chance for more rain.