NWS says there will be near-100 degree heat for first time
A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Wednesday afternoon and evening covering the Southern San Joaquin Valley, including Taft.
The advisory will be in effect from noon until 8 p.m.
Temperatures are going to be in the upper 90s to near 100 on Wednesday.
Although conditons are marginal for a heat advisory, the NWS said peoople may have trouble accclimating to triple-digit heat after a very cool May.
Here is part of the cautionary statement released Monday afternoon:
"Heat sensitive people and those who are slow to acclimate to meteorological summer will be most prone to heat illness. Dehydration and prolonged exposure or strenuous physical activity outdoors during the hottest time of Wednesday
could lead to heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke. If you have to be outside Wednesday afternoon, wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and wear light colored, loose fitting clothing."