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California Weekend: High Heat Inland to Cool at the Coast

June 6, 2014; 2:33 PM ET

A big contrast in temperatures is expected this weekend in central and northern California.

Interior areas will be very warm to downright hot. Much of the Central Valley from Redding and Red Bluff to Bakersfield will see triple digits over the weekend. These will be some of the highest temperatures so far this year. The hotter of the two days will be Sunday. With high heat will also come the high risk of fire and red flag warnings have been posted. Foothills communities will be well into the 90s and with 70s to near 80 around Tahoe and Truckee.

If one is looking to cool down, take the drive to the coast, along with many thousands flocking to seek relief from the heat. The marine layer will keep these areas considerably cooler with mostly 60s to low 70s. Morning clouds start the day and then clear to sunshine but some of the beaches may only partially clear.

Here are some sample high temperatures for this weekend. Keep cool in the hot spots and enjoy the cool ocean breeze along the coast.

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