The Hollister Police Department sent out a warning that the heat advisory is extended to Friday for some parts of San Benito County.
There will be heat advisories in the county from today through Friday, with some areas seeing temperatures eclipsing 100 degrees.
According to a statement from the HPD, citing the National Weather Service:
* TEMPERATURES…Daytime highs in the upper 90s to near 108 with overnight lows in the 70s to lower 80s in the affected areas, especially in the higher elevations.
* Timing…Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons with limited cooling during the overnight hours.
* IMPACTS…Prolonged heat exposure will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses.
* AFFECTED AREAS: MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO COUNTY AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY INCLUDING PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK … SOUTHERN SALINAS VALLEY/ARROYO SECO AND LAKE SAN ANTONIO … SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air- conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned envi ronments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.