Warmer weather prompts warnings

With summer still weeks away, Redwood City fire officials are urging residents to be cautious as fire season nears and high temperatures are expected this week.

“Whether or not we will change our [preparations] because of the weather pattern over the next few days is hard to predict,” said Steve Cavallero, battalion chief for the Redwood City fire department. “But as far as preventative measures, people need to know that the grasses have dried out earlier than normal this season.”

Cavallero said the heat compounded with the dry winter should be a reminder to be cautious as the fire season approaches.

Temperatures are expected in the 80s along parts of the Peninsula and the South Bay as a high-pressure system rolls in, said Steve Anderson of the National Weather Service.

For San Francisco, the usual fog and wind will be vacationing as the city is expected to reach 75 degrees, high considering that June temperatures average in the mid-60s, said Anderson.

On Friday, the heat is expected to wear off.

“For San Francisco, summer-like weather is fog and clouds,” Anderson said. “It will be back this weekend and next week.”

Arnold Valentino was enjoying the warm afternoon air Tuesday in Redwood City. The Fremont resident doesn’t mind if temperatures climb, “as long as it doesn’t reach 100,” he said. But he lamented the cooler weekend forecast.

“I guess it only gets warm on weekdays,” he said.

bfoley@examiner.com

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Construction in the Better Market Street Project between Fifth and Eighth streets is expected to break ground in mid-2021.<ins></ins>
SFMTA board to vote on Better Market Street changes

Agency seeks to make up for slimmed-down plan with traffic safety improvements

A view of Science Hall at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
CCSF begins search for next chancellor amid new challenges

‘It’s arguably the biggest single responsibility the board has,’ trustee says

Some people are concerned that University of California, San Francisco’s expansion at its Parnassus campus could cause an undesirable increase in the number of riders on Muni’s N-Judah line.<ins></ins>
Will UCSF’s $20 million pledge to SFMTA offset traffic woes?

An even more crowded N-Judah plus increased congestion ahead cause concern

From left, Natasha Dennerstein, Gar McVey-Russell, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Jan Steckel and Miah Jeffra appear in Perfectly Queer’s fifth anniversary reading on Jan. 20.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>
Perfectly Queer reading series celebrates fifth anniversary

Online event features five writers, games, prizes

(Robert Greene/Tribune News Service)
As tensions grow over vaccinations and politics, California lawmakers face threats from public

Anti-vaccine speakers hint at gun violence during routine budget hearing at state Capitol

Most Read