Expect triple-digit highs across the San Joaquin Valley and lower Sierra Foothills through at least Sunday.
Afternoon high temperatures will be getting very close to records especially Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday's record high is 112-degrees set in 2008. Thursday's record is 110-degrees set in 1961 and Friday's record is 109-degrees set in 2002.
The normal high temperature this time of year is 98-degrees. "Normal" means an average of high temperatures observed over the most recent 30-year period of data.
As of Wednesday afternoon The National Weather Service had issued no Heat Advisories or Warnings for Central California.
Typically heat advisories or warnings are issued if high temperatures and/or the heat index are expected to reach 105-degrees or greater for three consecutive days.
The air is really dry right now so you're body can cool more efficiently and swamp cooler work well too.
Computer models forecast some monsoon moisture to move into the state Wednesday through Sunday so it will be muggier and cloudier as well.
This hot spell is certainly hot but not quite as dangerous as some we've had in the past.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids (especially water!) and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
According to the NWS direct sunshine can make you feel 15-degrees hotter than the actual air temperature!