Hot SF Bay Area likely to hit triple-digit temperatures

A burst of warm weather made the Bay Area blisteringly hot Tuesday afternoon – especially in North Bay, East Bay and South Bay valleys – temperatures in some areas climbed past 100 degrees.

By 11 am, temperatures were already 15 to 20 degrees warmer than a day earlier. San Jose hit 101 by late afternoon as Oakland’s Piedmont Pines weather station, and Santa Rosa reached 105. Triple digits also hit Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley and Felton in the Santa Cruz mountains; and the same was expected in Cloverdale, Livermore, Concord, Brentwood and Gilroy, according to Roger Gass, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Bay Area office.

“We’re definitely on the warm-up,” he said.

Tuesday afternoon, he drove hordes to Ridgway Swim Center in Santa Rosa. Families and summer camp groups lined up at the door when its afternoon session opened, many worried they’d be turned away. All made it inside.

Aquatics supervisor Donald Hicks said Tuesday’s pool visitors weren’t seen since the pandemic – a welcome return.

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