Sunny and scorching: That’s the kind of weather Lodi can look forward to this weekend. Starting Friday with a high of 102 degrees, the weather will get increasingly hotter, with highs of 106 and 109 over the weekend, according to Ken Clark, an expert senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.com, a private weather forecasting service.
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San Joaquin County health officials warn against heat stress
Officials from San Joaquin County Public Health Services say this hot weekend could lead to an increase in cases of heat stress. They advised residents to make preparations.
“Groups especially at risk for heat stress are the elderly, adults with disabilities, the chronically ill, children under 4 years old and anyone who works or exercises vigorously outdoors,” said Dr. Cora Hoover, San Joaquin County Assistant Public Health Officer.
The organization lists advice in avoiding heat stress, which can lead into more serious illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke:
Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
Stay cool indoors.
Wear light clothing and sunscreen outdoors.
Pace yourself with outdoor activities.
— San Joaquin County Public Health Services
Where to cool off over the weekend
Blakely Park Pool is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Poplar and Stockton streets in Lodi. Swimming is free on weekends.
The Lodi Lake Boat House is open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., while the beach is open from noon to 6 p.m.
No cooling stations are planned by the city.
— Jeff Hood, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services director