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It’s going to get hot: Excessive heat warning issued for parts of SLO County

In this file photo, Ace Ortiz of Paso Robles enjoys the fountain feature at Centennial Park Pool in June 2016.
In this file photo, Ace Ortiz of Paso Robles enjoys the fountain feature at Centennial Park Pool in June 2016. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Temperatures could reach 100 to 104 degrees during a heat wave expected to begin Thursday in San Luis Obispo County, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters have issued a 24-hour heat advisory for Paso Robles and Atascadero beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 102 degrees.

An excessive heat warning begins at 9 a.m. Friday and will continue through Saturday as temperatures climb to about 104 degrees. The excessive heat warning is projected to end at 9 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service also warned of elevated fire risk during the heat wave.

The hottest inland areas could reach 107 degrees or higher on Friday and Saturday, according to local PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.

As for the coast, Avila Beach and Shell Beach are forecast to reach the low 80s over the weekend, Lindsey said. San Luis Obispo is expected to be in the mid-80s.

Precautions for high heat include drinking plenty of water, reducing time in the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and having a plan to keep your family and pets cool. Also, never leave kids or pets in the car, even for a short time.

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