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Valley braces for high temperatures Thursday, Friday

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 96 in Fresno, followed by 93 Friday. Paola Leyva left, tosses a bean bag as her team partner Sandra Barbo, right, cheers her on in one of the many activities held at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno on Wednesday as part of Hospital Week.
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 96 in Fresno, followed by 93 Friday. Paola Leyva left, tosses a bean bag as her team partner Sandra Barbo, right, cheers her on in one of the many activities held at Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno on Wednesday as part of Hospital Week. ezamora@fresnobee.com

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.

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