Record-breaking temperatures could reach the southern portion of San Mateo County Monday, but the northern part of the county will likely just be hot, not record-breaking, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
Temperatures in Redwood City were expected to hit 88 degrees Monday, beating the record high set in 1981 of 82 degrees on April 22, weather service forecaster Diana Henderson said.
At the weather service's other tracking point in San Mateo County, San Francisco International Airport, temperatures were anticipated to reach 79. The record high for SFO on April 22 is 82.
"It may come close, but I don't anticipate a record there," Henderson said.
On Tuesday, temperatures near SFO were expected to reach 76. The record high temperature there for April 23 is 85 degrees, set in 1959.
Redwood City was anticipated to reach 82 degrees on Tuesday. The record-high temperature for April 23 in Redwood City was unavailable.
Oakland and San Jose were both likely to set new record temperatures for Monday's date, however, Henderson said.
Those cities' previous records were set in 1966 and 1998, when temperatures reached 82 degrees in Oakland and 89 degrees in San Jose, Henderson said.
Temperatures will start to cool down on Wednesday, but some inland areas will stay hot later in the week, she said.
Bay City News Service contributed to this report.
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