Heat wave breaks temperature record in California

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(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California’s San Joaquin Valley is set to reach the highest temperatures in a weeklong heat wave, with other parts of the state also facing a 7th day of scorching weather.

The National Weather Service said Fresno will see a high of 110 degrees on Wednesday and Bakersfield’s high will be 110. Temperatures in Sacramento will reach 103.

An excessive heat warning remains in place until Thursday evening throughout the state, with meteorologists forecasting critical fire weather conditions in the mountains due to thunderstorms and gusty winds.

A flash flood warning is also in effect for some parts of the state.

Redding, which on Tuesday broke a record for the day at 116 degrees, will see a high of 113 Wednesday.

Temperatures are expected to drop by a few degrees on Friday and over the weekend.

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