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San Francisco blasts past 100 degrees, shatters all-time record high temperature

Haze over the San Francisco skyline is seen Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, from Treasure Island, San Francisco. Dozens of cooling centers opened throughout California, schools let students out early and outdoor events were canceled as temperatures soared from a heat wave expected to last through the Labor Day weekend.
Haze over the San Francisco skyline is seen Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, from Treasure Island, San Francisco. Dozens of cooling centers opened throughout California, schools let students out early and outdoor events were canceled as temperatures soared from a heat wave expected to last through the Labor Day weekend. AP

Sacramento-area residents looking to escape the heat by heading to the Bay Area on Saturday might want to think again.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, the temperature in downtown San Francisco was 104 degrees, an all-time record high for the city, according to a National Weather Service Twitter post. The area was also suffering from “patchy smoke.”

Saturday’s forecast is for a high near 96 degrees. Temperatures should be more inviting Sunday and Labor Day, with forecast highs of 81 and 76 degrees respectively.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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