Today should be a scorcher in Sonoma County. The inland areas north of Santa Rosa and up to Cloverdale should see highs of at least 103-degrees. Temperatures are expected to take a slight dip tomorrow, but still stay in the high 90’s through the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the nine-county Bay Area, and Sonoma County has issued its own heat alert. So far, Santa Rosa is not planning to open any cooling centers today.
Also, a Spare the Air Alert is being issued for the Bay Area today. Wildfire smoke mixed with hot temperatures and vehicle exhaust are expected to cause unhealthy levels of smog through parts of the nine-county region. Smoke from the Six Rivers Lightning Complex Fire in Humboldt and Trinity counties may also create hazy skies, especially in the North Bay and East Bay. Folks are encouraged to reduce driving, consider working remotely, and use mass transit.