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.

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