Saturday was the 11th day of current heat wave

Excessive heat watch issued for this week

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - We hit triple digits again with a high of 100 degrees Saturday. That's the 11th day of triple digits in a row. Our mountains did see some very scattered showers. Those extremely slight rain chances wrap up by Sunday morning. Sunday, we'll see similar temperatures to Saturday with clearing skies. This will help warm us up.

Sunday will see improving air quality. The AQI will be 80, which is in the moderate range.

The heat continues this week to potentially dangerous levels. An excessive heat warning will begin Tuesday afternoon and continue through Thursday night. In the valley, this could mean highs up to 108 degrees (our warmest temperature in Bakersfield so far this year was 108 this past Thursday). In the desert, we could see highs up to 115 degrees during that time. Remember, drink extra water and stay indoors during the day. 

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