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just four days away from the )official ) start of summer--- but we )re already fein right now at 11:00, just four days away from the official start of summer, but we are already feeling the heat, and it could turn dangerous. a live look across the bay right now. some places are going to be seeing triple digits in the coming days. so get ready. good morning and thank you for joining us for our midday newscast. i'm sam brock. >> and i'm kris sanchez. pack the sunscreen if you're headed outside or you'll certainly learn who your true friends are. they are the ones with the air conditioning. a live look at dublin where temperatures could be the hottest over the next few days, and there are a couple of spots where you may be able to cool off, but they are very specific spots and they are probably going to be crowded. we have team coverage and let's start with meteorologist keri hall and they are tracking temperatures.
this will stick around for a while. >> it will be quite a while, and the longest period we're of had triple-digit temperatures inland for several years, and as we look as the outer sunset, this is the reason why we will have some cooler temperatures along the coast. we can see this thin layer of fog over the city and hugging the coast and while away from that we're getting some much warmer temperature. we're at 72 degrees. in concord it's 85 degrees with all of that sunshine, and we're going to see the hottest temperatures in parts of the tri-valley and the delta, and we'll have a heat advisory in effect for areas just away from that immediate coastline and away from san francisco. this is where our temperatures will be reaching into the 90s and over 100 degrees possible. and we will be focused on solano county, where we'll have an excessive heat warning in effect beginning tomorrow. we'll talk about how hot it gets, and a look at those microclimates and the wide range in temperatures we'll see. that's coming up in a few minutes. >> all right.
well, keri and the rest of the weather team will be working to track that. you can also get the nbc bay area app to stay informed about the heat wave. you can download it, get personalized forecasts for where you live or where you want to head to beat the heat. we'll also send alerts. >> right now dramatic new developments in the freeway attack back in march that left a lyft driver with a broken nose and leg. this morning chp reports there have been three arrests. they have new video and still images of that raid. as officers were making those arrests early wednesday morning. all three suspects arresteded are from san francisco. they are duane johnson. gabrielle rodriguez and jerrell williams. officers also recovered several firearms, money and a stolen dirt bike in the process. now the suspects who attacked the lyft driver in san francisco were all on dirt bikes and motorcycles. a group of roughly 20 motorcyclists beat alex quintana, beat him on the corner, vandalized the car and ripping him from the vehicle.
this video, we'll warn you, is difficult to watch. still, investigators were able to identify the suspects from videos that actually came from witnesses on the scene. back in court once again, the two men charged in connection with last year's deadly ghost ship fire faced a judge less than half an hour ago. prosecutors are charging them with 36 counts of manslaughter each. nbc bay area's pete suratos is live at the courthouse in oakland, and, pete, what do we know about whether these charges will stick and what the suspects are saying. >> yeah, good morning to you, kris, and both derrick almena and max harris appeared here in oakland where the judge granted the request of their lawyers to push the plea hearings to july. max harris right there on the right of the screen, and his lawyer claims his client is innocent. it's claimed that harris is the one who blocked off the second floor stairwell of the warehouse during preparations for the party that took place in the building that night back in
december. as a result prosecutors argue that the party-goers had to use a set of makeshift stairs in order to escape the fire which resulted in the deaths of 36 people. now i spoke to harris' lawyer, and he said he's shifting the blame to the landlord who he called a slumlord that fled to china when all this took place. the laurene going as far as saying his client wasn't aware of the deficiencies inside of the ghost ship warehouse. here's what he had to say. >> mr. harris was a tenant. mr. harris was looking for low-income housing. he was an artist and he was struggling to make ends meet. he was part of the community of artists who were struck by a tragedy. that's what his role was. it's perverse to try mr. harris or charge him for these crimes. mr. harris the equivalent of a have not and this is a war of the haves against the have knots. >> both almena and harris face 36 counts of involuntary
manslaughter. both men will appear for the next court hearing on july 7th. live in oakland, pete suratos, nbc bay area news. >> pete, thank you very much. let's get to some continuing coverage right now and the jury is continuing to deliberate the fate of bill cosby and the sexual assault trial. here's a live look inside the courthouse as we await a decision. not much activity right now though it's not clear if or when that decision will actually come. now, this morning jurors asked the judge a question after spending hours deliberating. not sure what it was about. we are closely watching right now because jerod jurors told the judge they couldn't reach a verdict. the judge told them to go right back and continue deliberating are. we'll see what happened today. >> cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting andrea constand. cosby took to twit they are morning saying thanks to all my supporters and fans here in norristown and worldwide. we're following a developing story and what could be a major
blow to isis. the leader of the terrorist group could be dead. the russian defense ministry claims that abu al baghdadi died in a russian air strike happening wright outside of the de facto capital of raqqa early last month, but there is no confirmation so far. >> reporter: unconfirmed reports this morning that the leader of isis is dead. abu al baghdadi seen here delivering a sermon claiming a large area of iraq and syria, declaring a caliphate or islamic state, and the russian defense ministry saying he and up to 30 fighters may have been killed in a strike and posting on the ministry of defense facebook page. according to the information being checked via various channel ibrahim abu al baghdadi the leader of conference and was liquidated by the strike. a u.s.-led coalition saying this
morning it cannot confirm the report. the raid had targeted a meeting of isis leaders in their raqqa stronghold in northern syria, the russians say. now believinging al baghdadi ma have been at that meeting. his whereabouts have not been known for some time this. among the few pictures of al baghdadi before he emerged as the leader of isis in around 2010 after splitting from al qaeda. he was officially designated as a terrorist in 2011. the u.s. now offering $25 million for information leading to his capture. al baghdadi born in iraq was born in a u.s. prisoner camp until 2009. in the years that followed his lead he built the form that came isis and his death would be a huge blow to that group and inevitably a boost to russia's ambitions in the middle east. back to you. >> all right. there are deals, and then there's this, a blockbuster one for one of the world's most
valuable grocery chains. amazon is buying whole foods for almost $14 billion. that's amazon's biggest acquisition ever. it also means that you can now add grocery store chain to amazon's long line of products. whole foods which made its names selling expensive organic products has been struggling after fiercer competition has emerged from stores like safeway, trader joe's and cost co-. one whole food shop o shopper believes they believe the sale is a good thing. >> i hope i can get it earlier and delivered to my place. has so many vegetables i need to get and when i'm desperate to get a spice it would be great to have it delivered to me immediately. >> whole foods fresh vegetables and fruits on amazon prime. the sale is not expected to be finalized until the end of the year, but experts are waiting to see how amazon who are known for their discounted items online will be selling not discounted produce and items from whole foods. >> a lot of folks are holding
judgment at this point. happening today, the san jose police department is looking at its biggest batch of recruits in three years. >> good morning. >> good morning, chief! >> all right. this new police academy has 54 recruits tying the number of recruits in 2007. eight of them are women which is a pretty high number. the department has been facing staffing christian ease lately. the mayor awelcomed them and ha these comments. we won't be rebuilt overnight but we are rising again and help is on the way. >> this is a department already great and the evidence i have for that is the fact that not only is this the most thinly staffed police department of any major city in the country, but it continues to be a city with the lowest violent crime rate of any major city in the country. >> their families will be rooting for them, but so will their existing san jose police officers. they have been working overtime
covering all of those vacant positions within the department. in the east bay, this morning a giant wall of water started to spray from a fire hydrant there. this happened in oakland's rockridge neighborhood. i mean, look at that thing. dozens of feet high. that was on chabot and roanoke road. they capped it around 9:30 this morning and no word on what caused the geiser. >> in the olden days kids used to open them up on hot days like this. >> dogs trying to drink out of that fire hydrant. >> and up next the investigation into russian meddling is now expanding. what president trump has to say. >> an apple executive learns his punishment for domestic violence. why the victim says it's not enough. =weather rate omni!!=
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=3 shot down the line= toss to wx. we're looking at that fire high durand that was geisering not long ago, but it will be hot enough that you'll be hoping for some sort of water. >> yeah, especially for the valleys. we'll have some place to go for relief but the north bay not one of those places. what it looks like right now in healdsburg. it's 11:00 in the morning, and it's 88 degrees. wow. i mean, we are seeing these temperatures heating up fast. in the tri-valley in pleasanton it's 81 degrees and the pens lan 76. more like temperatures that we see for the high, and we still have a lot more day to go. it's 73 degrees in san francisco, and the seven-day forecast is now coming up in the bottom of the screen. you'll be able to see how those temperatures trend, even as we go into next week. looking at those highs in the south bay. we'll be up to 92 degrees in
morgan hill and going over towards the east bay 93 in danville while oakland will be at 81 degrees so starting to warm up there as well. half moon bay. you're still in with the fog and it's going to only get up to 66 degrees and compare that to 88 degrees right on the other side of the hills in palo alto. and on the embarcadero we'll be up to 76 today and 90 in novato. we're already seeing those upper 80s. santa rosa, you'll be up to 94 degrees today. you may want to head to the beach, and ocean beach we'll be seeing those high temperatures today. once again in the upper 60s and 70s. going down to the half moon bay and not seeing the temperatures rising very much. we still have low visibility and waves will be at 1 to 9 feet. if you're going from the valleys heading towards the coast, it will be one of those types of situations where you have to make sure that you have the jacket inside the car, and in santa cruz, we'll be in the upper 70s today with some gusty winds and quickly cooling. temperatures, want to show you the temperatures for santa cruz because today will be the first
friday in the series throughout the summer. we'll have live bands out there on the boardwalk and our high temperature is reaching 79 degrees and then cooling down very quickly as we go into this evening right after sunset. we'll see those temperatures dropping several degrees and a lot of events going on, including in the park. in san jose we'll have some live concerts and then look at how hot it's going to be, in the low 90s throughout the afternoon tomorrow, and it will very slowly cool down so make sure you have some shade and lots of water. our temperatures in san francisco stay very nice, in the upper 70s and lower 70s next week. the valley will still be sizzling reaching up to 102 degrees on sunday and 103 degrees on wednesday. so that heat just continues into next week. i'll show you some more events going on. we'll talk about some more destinations for your weekend coming up a little bit later. >> all right. >> they are pumping their arms out on the new york stock
exchange as we take a look at the markets. the dow jones up a little bit three points. the s&p down 2.5. the story of the morning, amazon shooting up on sales that have bought whole foods, and many grocer are all plummeting at investors weigh that news. >> whole foods stock up as well. new at 11:00. the fda has approved a new emergency allergy medicine to compete with the epi-pen. it's a syringe pre-filled with epinephrine stopping live reactions from food, insect bites and other allergens. a new product will be smaller, easier to use and cost less. this is really key for a lot of family. >> the makers of epi-pen came under fire for repeatedly raising the price. this product will go on sale later this week. right now a story you'll see only on nbc bay area. a former tech ceo is being ordered to surrender today, ordered to do this. he has to start a one-month jail sentence for domestic violence. we're learning that the victim,
his estranged wife, not happy with the punishment that was handed down. earlier this year he faced two felony counts of domestic violence for beating his wife. during particularlyning those charges ended up getting reduce. yesterday the judge accepted most of the terms of the plea deal which included a 30-day jail sentence. the victim says after a decade of abuse she expects a more severe punishment than just this. >> this people who we believe when we're in the privacy of our homes and they are stronger than us, they are way weaker than us and we're the stronger ones who are able to take the abuse and still survive. >> in addition to a month in jail, ghatani was sentenced to five months community service and also three years of probation. a harrowing story from the northeast. text messages can have real consequences. less than three hours ago a massachusetts woman was convicted for involuntary manslaughter. when michelle carter was 17 she sent her then brenda barrage of
members encouraging him to kill himself. the 18-year-old was later found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck. a judge found carter caused the death. roy had a history of depression and suicide attempts and was determined to end his own life regardless. her sentence could range from probation all the way up to 20 years behind bars. the president travels to miami to announce changes to the u.s.-cuba policy and his agenda is being overshadowed by breaking developments in the russia investigation. it's now enveloping not only him but also those closest to him. just this morning the president sent out this tweet saying, quote, i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man who told me to fire the fbi director. witch-hunt. his words. here's nbc's kristen welker with more. >> reporter: this morning new signs the russia probe is reaching into new places. "the washington post" reporting special counsel robert mueller is investigating the business dealings of one of president trump's top advisers son-in-law
jared kushner. an attorney for kushner telling nbc news we do not know what this report refers to. it would be standard practice for the special counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to russia. mr. kushner previously volunteered to share with congress when he knows about russia-related matters. he will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry. the inquiry at the top of the president's mind, mueller now investigating him for possible obstruction of justice after he fired fbi director james comey. >> reporter: do you believe that you are under investigation now? >> reporter: the president not responding to reporters but later lashing out in an afternoon tweet storm trying to shift the focus to his former rival hillary clinton. why is it that hillary clinton's family and dems dealing with russia are not looked at but any non-dealings with. crooked h. destroyed phones with hammer, bleached e-mails and had husband meet with a.g. days
before she was cleared and they talk about obstruction. clinton was cleared of any wrongdoing. still, candidate trump repeatedly warned a clinton president would be mired in scandal. >> hillary clinton will be under investigation for a long, long time. >> reporter: but now that mr. trump is the one under investigation, his team isn't taking any chances. vice president mike pence is the latest to hire an outside attorney. richard cullen, a seasoned federal criminal attorney, who is no stranger to complicated political cases. >> that was kristen welker reporting. investigators have skrultnize the kushner before for two accept rat meetings with russians in december, meetings that the white house said were for business and diplomatic purposes. he will multikohl who served as chancellor of germany has died. with help from the u.s. he convinced the then soviet union that a united germany was best for europe.
credited for bring down the berlin wall, kohl was easily elected chancellor of a unified germany in 1990. he spent much of the time making sure the country didn't relive its tainted pass. he was 87 years old at the time of husband death. >> a new budget is sitting on governor brown's desk. to give you a sense of the spending plan, it's $183 billion package that essentially raises school funding, bands the tax credit for the working poor, restores cuts to medical and dental services and gives sacramento more power over uc finances. >> a record breaking month for san jose international airport. if you've traveled there you might have noticed it. the airport announced that it served more than 1 million flyers in may. it is the first time in ten years that the airport hit that seven-figure monthly passenger count. san jose international's passenger count has been growing year by year. >> it doesn't feel this way, but
we're getting all these great deals. >> doesn't feel like they are less expensive but we sure are going places. >> we've seen some appreciation. up next, the bay area on cloud nine after the warriors' parade yesterday. highlights after more than a million people took to the streets of oakland. >> but first, happening now. the opera plaza cinema on vanness in san francisco is getting set to show a powerful documentary called letters from baghdad, about gertrude bell, a woman who helped draw the current borders of iraq in the early 1900s. the dock. it will also be shown in berkeley and san rafael through thursday. san mateo county officially now offering free public wi-fi at the war memorial community center in daly city. the county is marking the the occasion with a celebration that's happening right now. we're pack in two minutes with more news.
i don't know about you, but we're still feeding off the excitement between yesterday's epic parade. the warriors and joints have captured five championships in the last seven years. getting used to rolling out the gold car net. if you watched in person or online like sam did, a few things you might not have seen. here's raj mathai with
highlights from the victory parade. >> where you at right now? >> reporter: that's how he rolled atop a double decker bus. kevin durant rolled past the thousands of fans like a conquering hero, but spirit of this parade wasn't on the buses. it was on the streets. steph curry brought the bling to the fans while steve kerr showing no signs of back pain jogged part of the parade route and answered emphatically about his status for next season. >> will i see you next year? >> hell yes. >> for every person in the bay area who loves basketball and enjoys the coaching here and that's what it's all about, right? >> reporter: the personality of this fan base and these players was on full display. we'll remember jeff ale and zaza for a long time and we'll never forget klay and dray. a bay area dance party with the
oakland vibe >> you know draymond green adding just that little extra player to the mix. so cool to see that yesterday. palo alto residents reportedly fuming about what they say is a spike in the number of idling cars seen around town. the concern right now it's leading to more pollution. one person in particular is being singled out. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg who lives in palo alto. the security staff is accused of leaving their cars running too long. facebook responded to that claim saying staffers take every effort they can to limit unnecessary pollution. other groups are being singled out are the shuttle and van drivers near caltrain and idling uber and lyft drivers. we're talking about some triple-digit heat in some areas this weekend. keri is tracking that heat wave. >> and the temperatures in areas like morgan him as we take a live look outside at anderson reservoir heading into the 990s today and we could be hitting the triple digits so we'll talk
about when we can see a cooldown coming up next. >> hey, folks, before we go to break, i want to show you how to join our community on the waze application. leverage the power of us all as well as power as google. let's go to the waze app and in the bottom corner there's going to be a magnifying glass when you fire up that app. click on your name at the top. that's your profile and scroll down to see teams and you'll see ours, nbc bay area wazers. that's how you join the community and how we help each other out. we'll get back to you right after this break. >> coming up right after bay area news at 11:00, "access hollywood" live followed by "days of our lives" at 1:00 p.m.
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prepare for lots of sun and heat over the next right now we're warning about possible triple-digit temperatures and not just like one day of them but an extended week of them. >> yes, something you'll want to be ready for the sun and heat over the next couple of days, not just you but your pets as well. meteorologist keri hall. we keep joking about how hot it's going to be. this is going to be dangerous. >> most people don't realize
that heat-related deaths is the leading weatherled killer in the united states so we really have to be careful when these temperatures ramp up like this. we're at 81 degrees looking at pleasanton and one of the areas that we'll be watching that could be hitting triple digits over the next few days. now, we will have the heat advisory beginning tomorrow starting at noon and then all of these areas shaded in orange will be under that heat advisory where we could see those highs reaching into the 90s and over 100 degrees. now, we see the red outline for solano county and fairfield areas where the temperatures will reach over 100 degrees. looking at the temperature trend for livermore. we're now once again seeing the lower 80s heading into the 90s as we go into this afternoon. looking into the temperatures reaching into the 90s and very slow to dip as we go into this afternoon and evening. looking at the next several days with an extended period of some triple digits for the valleys. we'll talk about that. i'll let you know when we can
see this coming to an end coming up in just a few minutes. >> all right, keri. thank you so much. we'll be keeping an eye on all of the temperatures over the weekend. download our nbc bay area app and find out the highs in your neighborhood if you can bear to look at it and to get alerts about the heat wave. >> now to disturbing details about the gunman in the ups shooting ramp average earlier this week. we brought it to you live on wednesday. we now know he was specifically targeted his victims, and he told other people to run away. nbc bay area's sergio quintana has more on a possible motive. >> the hustle and bustle of the brown delivery trucks has returned. ups has brought in extra workers from across the bay area to cut customers' packages delivered. just inside the massive bay on the third floor is where the shooting rampage started. aard coulding to witnesses drivers had started a weekly morning routine caldwellness wednesdays. law enforcement sources tell nbc bay area news just before 9:00 a.m. driver jimmy lam walked
into the meeting carrying a mac-10 assault pistol, a handgun and backpack full of ammunition. at least one of the weapons was unregistered. we're told lam may have believed a few of his fellow drivers were belittling him. according to investigators he took aim at some co-workers and took others to get out. >> six, seven shots and then he fired at least fire or six more outside. >> killed in the hail of gunfire-ups drivers benson louie, wayne chan and mike lefiti and two other drivers were also shot, edgar perez and kiao chen who were treated and released from san francisco hospital. lam was confronted by members of the s.w.a.t. team. he briefly raised a gun at them and then took his own life. police searched lam's district home yesterday afternoon looking for clues. lam had recently fired an overtime grievance, and we've learned he had a history of
alcohol use and dui, but fellow drivers we've talked with say they never would have imagined he could do this. >> that was sergio quintno reporting there. memorials continuing to pop up across the city in honor of the victims. the one you're looking at is right here in diamond heights. much more coverage on victims' lives, how they impacted their communities and find all that information by going to our website, nbcbayarea.com. a stockton woman who was hit in the head by a stray bullet is speaking out. the bullet came through her roof, ricochetted off the floor before hitting her. 6 the 62-year-old had just bent down to pick up a pair of shoes on wednesday night when she heard a whistle and loud bang t.turned out to be a bullet that blew a hole through her roof and ceiling and is worried she may not have survived in the roof and feeling didn't slow the
bullet down. there was a huge explosion and something hit me in the forehead. >> bullets shot straight up into the air can go as high as few miles and remain in flight for more than a minute. happening today, san francisco reveals the result of this year's homeless count. they are reporting the homelessness increased in western parts of the city and that included the richmond district and a lot of tourist sports like fisherman's wharf and the rest of the city's homeless population dropped, about half a percent degrees. new developments in the deadly london high rise fire and the death toll is now officially at 30 people. scotland yard has reportedly opened a criminal investigation there as well. firefighters have still been unable to conduct a full search of that building, and they say they don't know when they will be able to do it, but they do know they need support structures in place before they can enter the tower. doctors say the american student freed this week from north korea is now in a state of
unresponsive wakefulness and has shown no signs of understanding verbal commands. otto warmbier is in a cincinnati hospital and he arrived in a -- even if you believe their explanation of botulism and a sleeping pill causing the coma, and we don )t, there is no excue for any civilized nation to have kept his condition secret. oc: c >> even if you believe their explanation of botulism and a sleeping bill causing the coma, and we don't, there's no excuse for any civilized nation to have kept his condition secret. >> warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor last year. he was accused of stealing a propaganda banner. . >> well, have you been taught since were you just a little kid that -- plate tectonics is behind earthquakes. there's a new study that
suggests snow and rain during the winter months can actually act as kind of a weight in california's mountains and when the state dries out in summer months it may lead to the earth's crust rebounding causing a seasonal uptick in small quakes so perhaps there's truth to the term earthquake weather after all. the temperatures are starting to warm up here, but in the sierra there's still moufnds snow. yosemite national park posted these photos on social media. you can see the crews plowing roads around the 10,000-foot elevation. park rangers say the road crews are being very careful seeing three avalanche zones in that area. >> preparing right now for a heat wave. coming up next keri hall has your full forecast for the hot days ahead and you can see some snow in the background there. this is a look from heavenly where we see a lot of snow and imagine being out there swimming or skiing amongst temperatures in the mid-80s.
it's going to be warm there as well. we'll take a look at other areas and where you may be heading through this weekend and where you're coming up next. >> the warriors won this week and so did several of are our viewers who had consumer complaints. i'm consumer investigator chris chmura, nbc bay area simmonds next.
you are going to be looking for an oasis this weekend because it's going to be really hot. >> we don't have ac and keri doesn't have ac. we're coming to your house. >> hey, pops, there's going to be a lot of people. >> may be heading to the north beach festival this weekend because we'll have some cool weather in san francisco. here's a look now. as we see it's 74 degrees, and if you do have -- if you don't have air conditioning you have the natural air conditioning there happening, and also looking from tiburon as our temperatures will be nice and comfortable, but it's starting to warm up for the inland valleys. looking to mt. diablo it's really going to be bake here over the next few days and looking at the seven-day forecast coming up at the bottom of the screen, we come up in the south bay and you see how we have a lot of 90s there spreading into next week. today we're heading up to 89 degrees and 94 in concord today
and 97 degrees in napa. half moon bay, look at that, 66 degrees and not bad at all, and if you are planning to go to the soy and tofu festival, can you hang out with our traffic anchor mike inoue. he'll be there and the temperatures are going to be really nice and comfortable. reaching into the low 70s with mostly sunny skies. but it won't be warm if you're going dancing on the avenue and willow glen and low 90s to start throughout the afternoon and probably won't be dancing too much in weather like that. it will be slow to cool off as we go into the evening. a live look outside in parts of the sierra. we're looking now at squaw valley, and look at how warm it's going to be. you can see the pool amongst the snow capped mountains so swimming in the snow, and it's going to be in the low 80s, so a wide range in temperatures all around the state, and if you're planning to go to yosemite, we just showed you that they are still removing some snow. here's a live look outside there
where we don't have as much snow. temperatures in the upper 70s. but heads up. a chance. thunderstorms on sunday maybe as you're driving back home. in napa valley, look alternate. 77 degrees today. tomorrow, 100 degrees, and 103 degrees on sunday, so beautiful scenery but very uncomfortable temperatures. next year you find some air with air conditioning. as we go through the next several days in san francisco, we stay in the 70s, and it will still be nice there. just enough of a marine layer and the morning clouds and fog along the coastline to keep temperatures down, so we'll be cool as we head through the beach but the inland valleys hot. no natural air conditioning here. up to 102 degrees on sunday and we stay in the triple digits all throughout next week. the hottest day in the forecast does look to be next wednesday where we could see widespread temperatures over 100 degrees, and it still doesn't look to cool off even as we head to the end of next week.
may not be until next weekend until we catch a break and, of course, i'll keep you up to date on that, and if you're planning to head out to one of the many events going on around in the bay area, maybe you're not going out to the alameda county fair. i went there last year. it was hot, and, chuck, it looks this year it will be just as hot out there. what's going on what? what are people doing to stay cool? >> reporter: well, good afternoon. or rather good morning here in pleasanton. you see behind me some of the cattle driven through pleasanton to kick off the alameda county fair this year. a lot of people are here. the fair just opened, an it's already very hot, and as you can look around this arena, you can see there's almost no shade at all. it's very hot, very dusty. no shade. that's why a lot of the rodeo events, big rodeo events are going to happen during the evening hours. we've got a people who have come here early, and you have the good sense to wear hats and you've got your sunglasses and even got a little hat and your baby there. it's a good idea, derek and
crystal, rather. tell me. are you concerned about the heat? a lot of warning and concern about the heat wave coming in and here we are the first day. >> the heat is going to be a huge factor, especially for us. we don't get tanned that often. it's either we get burned or we don't. >> do you have sunscreen? >> oh, yeah. we hearted up pretty good. >> everybody got hearted up with sunscreen. >> sunscreen, hats, plenty of water and staying inside where it's cool. >> you know actually the organizers here got misting stations so people can cool off, especially children in that. is that a good thing that they went that proactively. >> yes, it is, and i think my son will very much appreciate it. >> reporter: they also have fans there and have emergency medical personnel also on the ready and trying to recognize people who may show the symptoms of maybe too much heat exposure. are you glad that the fair organizers went to that measures or do you think it needs to go even further? >> i think it's a good step. they need to do something to make sure that everyone is
healthy and safe and having the first aid tents around and making sure there's water available. they need to do more of it on hot day like that, i think it's even better. >> enjoy the fair today. >> thank you. >> we also like to add that the red cross has added an additional list of heat tips for any place outdoors. don't have to be going to the county fair to participate in some of these measure. try to post owen outdoor work or limit it to the mornings and use a buddy system and check on those who don't have air conditioning such as family, friends and neighbors. lastly, check on your animals, at least leave a window open for them if you're going to leave your home. scars can be deadly for children and pets as well. temperatures inside a hot car can get to 120 degrees very, very quickly. fortunately for all of us in the bay area community pools are now open for the season. reporting live in pleasanton, i'm chuck coppola, nbc bay area news. >> a good time for a dunk and i
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we both have dogs. i have kids. seen some stinky stuff in our day. >> from time to time. >> nothing like when you can smell in san francisco, that famous smelly flower is in bloom in the city which happens every seven to ten years. >> by the way, it's father's day. want fun activity for your dad. take him to the corps flower. six feet tall. it started blooming late yesterday. that plant is actually from sumatra, indonesia. at the conservatory of flowers in golden state back. hurry up because the bloom only lasts three or four days. >> i guess you know what you're doing with your pops. >> i think i'll spare him that. but it will be hot which will make it smell worse. >> especially for the inland valleys. that's where it will be the worse. >> be careful out there, folks, and we'll see you back here next week. our next newsct is at five. as
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