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March 25, 2023

Heat advisory issued for San Benito County

A heat advisory is in effect for areas of San Benito County with temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees Friday in most part of the community.

The National Weather Service issued the heat advisory for Hollister and surrounding areas from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to the NWS.

“Strong high pressure over California will result in very warm to hot temperatures again today, with temperatures forecast to be anywhere from 10 to 18 degrees above average,” according to the weather service. “These temperatures will result in heat impacts to those sensitive to heat and potentially those who overexert or overexpose themselves to the daytime heat.”

The excessive heat increases risks for illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. People most vulnerable are those spending a lot of time outside, those without air conditioning, young children, the elderly and people with chronic ailments, according to the service.

Temperatures will start to decrease Saturday an expected high for Hollister of 92. The high is forecast for 82 on Sunday and 76 on Monday.