BAY CITY NEWS – Bay Area residents can prepare for sunshine over the next several days, as this week is expected to be one of the region's warmest of the year, according to the National Weather Service.
The higher temperatures will be noticeable throughout the Bay Area – even in San Francisco, which is known for its chilly summers, said Charles Bell, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
September is the warmest month on average for San Francisco, said Jan Null, a meteorologist with Golden Gate Weather Services. Many parts of the Bay Area reach their highest daily temperatures in July, he said.
While the Bay Area will be warm, residents don't need to worry about extreme heat, Bell said.
"We're not anticipating hot weather where we're experiencing health advisories because people without air conditioning might be at risk," Bell said. "This should be one of the nicest weeks of the whole year for the whole Bay Area."
The warm weather is a welcome change for some cities, including Monterey, which experienced its coldest summer on record, he said.
"It's great weather for people to go outdoors – camping, picnicking or hiking," Bell said.
But he advised Bay Area residents to make their outdoor plans before the weekend, as the warm weather is only expected to continue through Friday.
A typhoon in the Pacific Ocean will be bringing in moisture, and there is a possibility of rain on Sunday, he said.