Hot conditions forecast for the region this week

The weather is heating up again and residents should take precautions to stay cool.

According to the US National Weather Service Sacramento California, a warming trend is forecast beginning midweek with extreme temperatures possible by late week through the weekend. An excessive heat watch is in place from Saturday afternoon through Monday evening.

Widespread high temperatures in the triple digits are likely each day Thursday through early next week with the warmest days expected to be Friday through Sunday.

People can help beat the heat by staying cool, keeping hydrated, and wearing sun protection. Also, be sure to check on those more prone to heat-related illnesses including pets, children and the elderly.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities, according to the National Weather Service.

In Susanville, the local Salvation Army, located at 1560 Main Street in Susanville, is providing a cooling station from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays. Call 257-0314 for more information, or to donate water.