Record-breaking heat possible in the Central Valley this week

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Potentially record-breaking heat is possible in the Central Valley this week, according to newly-released data by the National Weather Service.

The current forecast for this week predicts the intense heat ramping up on Wednesday – and then going back down again by the end of the week. It has prompted a heat advisory to be issued by the National Weather Service for cities as far north as Merced and as far south as Bakersfield.

The heat advisory will be in effect on Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. – and the high temperatures could push all-time records. Fresno’s previous record high for May 25 was 102°F set back in 1890; this week’s forecast predicts it will be 103°F. In Hanford the forecast high is 104°F (compared to the record high of 103°F set in 1904) and in Madera the forecast high is 103°F (compared to the record high of 101°F set in 1982).