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Bay Area Scorched By One-Day Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A warm air mass and offshore flow combined to bring record-breaking high temperatures to the Bay Area Wednesday, according to KPIX Meteorologist Roberta Gonzalez.

Temperatures near the coast will likely warm into the 80s with widespread 90s inland, Gonzalez said.

The last time the Bay Area saw temperatures creep into the lower 90s on an April 6th, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry was just one year old.

The high temperatures are expected in the North Bay valleys, coast and mountains, the San Francisco shoreline and Peninsula coast and the shoreline along Monterey Bay and Big Sur, as well as the East Bay valleys and hills, Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley, including San Jose.

In Oakland, the temperature is expected to reach 92 degrees, which would break a record of 86 set on April 6 in 1989. In Livermore, the temperature is expected to reach 90 degrees, one degree higher than the record set in 1939.

The temperature at the San Francisco International Airport is forecast to tie the record of 89 degrees set in 1989.

The temperature in Mountain View and Gilroy is forecast to reach 92 degrees.

Weather officials advise residents to look after the elderly and people who don't have air conditioning. They also should be particularly careful about leaving small children and pets in vehicles where the temperature can quickly rise to dangerous or deadly levels.

A cooling trend is then expected on Thursday as an upper level system approaches the region and brings renewed chances for rain showers, according to Gonzalez.

Showers could develop over the Central Coast as early as Thursday evening and spread northward across the entire region on Friday. Cooler temperatures and unsettled conditions will potentially continue through the upcoming weekend.

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