Crowded swimming holes, cooling centers and shuttered schools are all part of record-setting temperatures hitting California.
Hundreds of cooling centers are open in senior centers and libraries around the state as excessive heat warnings were issued into Thursday night in many areas, especially the valleys and lower mountain elevations.
Statewide high temperatures, some triple digit numbers, were expected from Sacramento to San Bernardino, Fresno to Fullerton in a heatwave forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures into the 100s inland and into the 90s in San Francisco are expected.
Some schools are dismissing students early amid a heat wave and air quality alerts.
The eight-school Campbell Union High School District will, for a first time, end the day early and ban outdoor activities. More than half of the classrooms do not have air conditioning.