The hottest on record September days are not quite over. A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT until 9 PM tomorrow. Today is expected to peak with temps reaching over 100 for some areas exceeding all-time records for the month of September. These temperatures are 10 to 20 degrees hotter than normal.
Yet there is light at the end of the tunnel this weekend as cloud cover and chances of rain return for early next week.
In Sierra county due to these high temperatures over the weekend and continuing for today two cooling centers have been opened. If you are in need of keeping cool you can visit one on the Pliocene Ridge and one in Downieville. These cooling centers are open today from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Pliocene Ridge and Allegany cooling center is located at the Firm Foundation, on Ridge Road. The Indian Valley, Goodyears, Downieville, and Sierra City cooling center is located at the Downieville Community Hall, on Main Street in Downieville. Keep hydrated today, avoid outdoor activity at the peak of the day and check on those you may know who are vulnerable to heat illness.