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Valley in for two more days of searing heat before cool down

Ali Saengsabang, 18, of Fresno, beats the heat while enjoying a cool treat in the shade during the 2nd annual Central Valley Taco Festival in Eaton Plaza in downtown Fresno on Sunday. The free event featured live music, live dancing, a beer garden and taco vendors.
Ali Saengsabang, 18, of Fresno, beats the heat while enjoying a cool treat in the shade during the 2nd annual Central Valley Taco Festival in Eaton Plaza in downtown Fresno on Sunday. The free event featured live music, live dancing, a beer garden and taco vendors. sflores@fresnobee.com

Valley residents did their best to beat the heat Sunday, but many decided they weren’t going to let triple digits drive them into hiding indoors.

A couple hundred people turned out to the 2nd annual Central Valley Taco Festival in downtown Fresno’s Eaton Plaza. Some ate icy treats or hunted for shade to stay cool while they enjoyed live music and dancing, a beer garden and – yes – tacos.

Elsewhere in Fresno, some children sought relief in the stream at Woodward Park.

Sunday’s high temperature in Fresno was 102. That’s well below the record for the date of 107, set in 1981. The Valley can expect two more days of triple-digit heat before daytime highs begin dropping back into the 90s starting on Wednesday.

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