San Francisco won’t be battling another record-setting heatwave this week, but residents will still have to beat it without AC in their homes.
Tuesday afternoon, from around 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., warm weather will kick off with temperatures peaking between 70 and 80 degrees.
Temperatures could reach almost 90 degrees on Wednesday, the National Weather Service says. But it’ll eventually cool down to the low 70s on Friday, according to NWS spokesperson Steve Anderson.
“They survived the last heatwave so they know how to deal with this next round of warm weather,” Anderson says. “[San Francisco’s] not going to see heat like that anytime soon.”
Anderson recommends the usual heat protocol of drinking plenty of water, staying out of the sun and retreat to cool places indoors like libraries or movie theaters.
San Francisco opened cooling centers last time around, and three people died likely because of the heat, the Chronicle reported. Thankfully, it doesn’t look like we’ll be hearing about elderly people dying from extreme heat this week.