Heat advisory continues through Friday with smoke from fire near Yosemite
As if the hot weather isn't enough, you're going to have to deal with bad air quality for a while, too.
Taft and the West Side saw a smoky sunrise Thursday morning , thanks to drift smoke from the Ferguson Fire burning just west of Yosemite National Park.
The National Weather Service has added an air quality alert to the head advisory covering the entire San Joaquin Valley.
Fortunately for Taft, most of the smoke problems will be in the higher terrain on the east side of the Valley.
The heat will be all over the region, and its going to stay right in through next week.
Taft had already seen a high of 107 degrees Thursday afternoon after a low of 83 degrees this morning.
Cooling Centers in Taft and Maricopa will be open on Friday with afternoon highs of 106 expected.
the centers, located at Gusher hall, 271 California Street in Maricopa, and the Taft Veterans Building at Cedar and Taylor, will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. water and snacks will be available.
A heat advisory remains in effect until at least Friday night at 9 p.m.
Very little change in the weather is foreseen for the next several days with highs ranging from 103 to 105 through next Thursday and overnight lows in the upper 70s to low 80s.