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San Francisco heat breaks record

Three Bay Area cities saw record high temperatures Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The high temperature today in San Francisco was 86 degrees, breaking the previous record of 82 degrees set in 1996, National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin said.

The high temperature today in Oakland was 91 degrees, breaking the previous record of 85 degrees set in 1971.

Benjamin said the high temperature today at the Salinas Airport was 82 degrees, one degree above the previous record set in 1988:

“It was very, very warm over the Bay Area.”

The normal high in San Francisco this time of year is 66 degrees, he said. The normal high in Oakland is 70 degrees.

Benjamin said moist humid southerly air from Hurricane Dolores influenced today’s Bay Area temperatures:

“We experience this every so often.”

The storms usually track west, but this one tracked north, he said. The storm brought nearly an inch of rain to Carmel Valley, a community in Monterey County, he said.

A thunderstorm sat over the community for about two hours today, according to the weather service.

Temperatures are expected to remain above normal Monday with about a 20 percent chance of showers mostly in the South Bay. A sea breeze is expected to cool temperatures beginning Tuesday.

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