Extended heat wave in Nevada County predicted through week | TheUnion.com

Extended heat wave in Nevada County predicted through week

Summer is officially here, and Nevada County has the heat wave to prove it.

Over the weekend, the National Weather Service warned of an extended period of dangerous heat from Monday through Saturday with temperatures predicted to range from the low 90s to 105 degrees in the foothills.

“A moderate to very high heat risk is expected during this time frame, which means there’s an increased risk for heat-related illness,” the weather service states in a press release. “Overnight low temperatures are forecast to be in the 60s and 70s, which means some areas could see poor overnight relief.”

The weather service advised people to reschedule outdoor activities, drink plenty of water, and check their vehicles for unattended children or animals before locking them.

Today’s highs in Grass Valley will climb to 92, with lows dipping to 65 tonight.

The rest of the week will be more of the same, the weather service predicted, with highs in the low to mid-90s through Saturday.

Along with the moderate heat risk for the foothills, the weather service is warning people to exercise extreme caution in the water.

“Local rivers and streams are running fast and cold,” the weather service states. “Cold water safety should be practiced when on and near the water.”

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at lizk@theunion.com.

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