Despite high temperatures, San Francisco is expected to avoid the type of blackouts it had in the summer of 2006.
Also, other parts of the state are staying cool, which helps with the power usage.
California ISO issued alerts this week asking Californians to cut back on electrical use, particularly during the afternoon when residents are most tempted to crank up the air conditioning. Instead, the agency — which operates much of California’s wholesale power grid — recommended that people keep cool with fans and by drawing the drapes.
Temperatures throughout the Bay Area should begin cooling on Friday, and locals can expect to see fog by Saturday, according to Henderson.
Life by numbers
Today’s expected high temperature in San Francisco: 77
Today’s expected high temperature in Redwood City: 90
Record high for this date in San Francisco (1959): 92