The central San Joaquin Valley enjoyed one last day of temperatures in the 80s Wednesday before a hot spell hits: Thursday’s forecast high in Fresno is 97, followed by 94 Friday.
It has not been this warm in the Valley since last October, the National Weather Service noted.
Air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive people for the next few days.
The weekend forecast drops temperatures back to more seasonal levels. Saturday’s high in Fresno will be 86, and Sunday will cool further to 81 degrees.
There is no forecast for rain for at least the next week.